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Why the ADHD Brain Chooses the Less Important Task — and How CBT Improves Prioritization Skills
Facing a to-do list top-heavy with critical, complex tasks, adults with ADHD often tackle the easier items — ones that keep them busy but not productive. Called “procrastivity,” this self-defeating ADHD time-management habit can be helped by cognitive behavioral therapy approaches that teach patients how to prioritize tasks.
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I wonder if this was why I tried to be a professional actor before I even learned how to act, and fantasized about becoming a famous comedian to get away from my unbearable Father instead of looking for a job? Grasping the realities of acting and filling out job applications were harder!
This article describes our 16 year old”s behavior exactly. We know they would benefit from cbt, yet very frustrated trying to find a really good therapist for our profoundly gifted, twice exceptional child. Can you please help us? We are in the mountains in CO so Skype sessions with a great therapist are preferred to ok sessions locally. Thanks!
Shannalene, try writing the steps out then implement them one step at a time.
The line about why I’d rather read than write was spot on. A big lightbulb went off.
So, give myself more things to remember. My brain went numb by step one. 😕