Managing ADD and ADHD in the Workplace

ADD can certainly have a negative effect on your work life.

You may have trouble remembering information, managing your time, organizing and prioritizing, screening out distractions, and just getting started on tasks. You may have a hard time figuring out what is important and get bogged down and stuck on irrelevant details. You may find that deadlines seem to sneak up quickly or have a tough time simply planning out your day.

The ADHD Exercise Solution

A renowned ADHD expert explains how physical activity changes your brain for the better and how exercise can act as a supplemental treatment for patients managing their symptoms with medication, therapy, and/or nutrition.

Workplace Issues

The symptoms of ADHD can create challenges for the adult in the workplace, just as they do for children in school. Some adults with ADHD have very successful careers. Others may struggle with a variety of challenges, including poor communication skills, distractibility, procrastination and difficulty managing complex projects. Seeking assistance from a career counselor, psychologist, social worker or other health care worker with career counseling training can be helpful in understanding and coping with ADHD on the job. Each individual with ADHD has a different set of challenges. Therefore, it is important to consider your unique picture, as you go about designing strategies, accommodations and modifications for the workplace. Below are suggestions for coping with many of the symptoms or impairments associated with ADHD.

When Focus Is Fleeting — and Painful

For many students with ADHD, maintaining sustained focus on schoolwork is a mentally draining challenge. There is no magic trick for increasing naturally low attention spans, but parents and teachers who use these strategies with struggling students report real, significant results.

Help Kids Get Their Middle School Mojo

The transition to middle school can be tough enough without having to also juggle ADHD. Learn how to teach your child to make to-do lists, be courteous in conversation and manage medication to help make her experience fun.