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Daydreamin22
11-04-16, 01:04 PM
These are great articles to start!

Going to read this:

http://209.126.179.230/en/living/relandsoc/WWK15

Already read this (sort of):

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder.htm

Found this prompt helpful in the above article:
"The following categories highlight common symptoms of adult ADHD. Do your best to identify the areas where you experience difficulty. Once you pinpoint your most problematic symptoms, you can start to work on strategies for dealing with them."
(Categories in article).

sarahsweets
11-04-16, 01:59 PM
The second article had some good tips. The only thing I noticed was medication wasnt listed as an option for treatment.

Daydreamin22
11-04-16, 02:17 PM
Not every good treatment article has to include medication?

sarahsweets
11-05-16, 09:57 AM
Not every good treatment article has to include medication?

I didnt say the article wasnt good. And I didnt say all good treatment articles must include medication. I was just noting that in their lists-no mention of medication was surprising.

20thcenturyfox
11-05-16, 02:35 PM
"When to seek outside help for adult ADHD
If the symptoms of ADHD are still getting in the way of your life, despite self-help efforts to manage them, it may be time to seek outside support. Adults with ADHD can benefit from a number of treatments, including behavioral coaching, individual therapy, self-help groups, vocational counseling, educational assistance, and medication."

I often think medication is overemphasized at the expense of other practical and psychosocial interventions, so I appreciated the focus of the article.

However, considering one or another of the first-line medications is thought to help 70% of ADHD sufferers to some degree, and medication often vastly improves results of the other psychosocial and self-help methods mentioned, it is curious to downplay it to this extent.