My ADHD is consuming me

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    • #80975
      MRosem
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      Hi All!

      Recently, my ADHD has been consuming me.
      As soon as I have a free moment (or sometimes when I don’t have time to spare), I start thinking about my ADHD and it’s all-consuming.
      It’s like I’m hyper focusing on the fact that I have ADHD. It’s not always bad thoughts and it’s something that’s only started recently.

      I still want it to stop or figure out some way to be able to quickly snap myself out of it.

      Any advice?

    • #80979
      KeepingUp
      Participant

      Hi. I recently started listening to the Take Control ADHD podcast and it’s the first advice I’ve I’ve found that is practical for me. There weree some other podcasts that were really valuable to calm me down. I hope this helps.

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      • #81610
        NumbAllDay
        Participant

        Cool, do you mind sharing what the podcasts were? I’m interested in listening to them.

    • #81309
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help you “retrain” your thinking.

      Listen to “How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Unlocks Positivity and Productivity for Adults with ADHD” with J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

      It strikes me that you probably harbor negative feelings toward your ADHD. You may get some peace with acceptance:

      “Once I Accepted My ADHD, Life Began to Change”

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Trainer on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #81609
      NumbAllDay
      Participant

      Talk therapy is only moderately effective for ADHD. If you yourself are proactive with diet, meds (if you like them/have access to them), exercise when able, and avoid excessive alcohol, limit caffeine you should be doing decently. Notice I said decently and not great because even with the best coping mechanisms ADHD is ADHD and there’s always some level of it going on all the time if you really have it. If you grow out of some of the symptoms (or theoretically possible; all of them) then I envy you 🙂

    • #81612
      KeepingUp
      Participant

      The podcasts I’ve been listening to is called Taking Control The ADHD podcast. There’s a number of really good discussions with useable information. Good luck.

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