• How to Recall Coping Skills for Adult ADHD

    • Many adults with ADHD struggle to remember to use coping skills at the point of performance, when they are needed most.
    • Catchy reminders or mantras, such as “count to 10,” are useful tools to help activate coping strategies or at least to recall coping options.
    • A five-step list for adults with ADHD serves as a reminder of coping strategies to overcome avoidance and engage in tasks.
    • Some steps for overcoming avoidance include being specific when it comes to defining tasks and being accepting of discomfort.

    A perpetual issue in the management of adult ADHD is trying to remember to remember to use coping strategies at the time and in the places that they are needed – the point of performance.

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