Managing ADD & ADHD in Your 20s

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In my opinion, having ADD and ADHD in one’s 20s is when we’re presented with the most challenges. From a personal and professional standpoint, this is a time I’ve seen the most difficulties. Due to the many twists and turns of life, individuals with ADD and ADHD will struggle to keep all of the balls in the air.

My 20s were a very difficult time in my life. Not only did I have difficulty handling my everyday affairs, it took a physical and emotional toll. This is a similar trait I see with clients in this age range. Typically, we don’t recognize our concerns and lack the tools to manage our lives. This is why many individuals with ADD and ADHD in this age group switch jobs regularly, struggle in romantic relationships, engage in dangerous activities and lack financial control. It’s not from a lack of desire, but from a lack of understanding one’s self. We have difficulty accepting responsibility and this can lead to heading

If you or someone close to you is having difficulties, it’s essential to get that person professional help. Working through these concerns with a professional will help the individual better understand the impacts of ADD and ADHD. With my clients, I have found that even the opportunity to talk through certain events makes all the difference in the world. Once the individual understands the impacts of ADD and ADHD, he or she can compartmentalize things and better understand his or her needs.

For more information on my ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning coaching, please visit www.adhdcoachchicago.com. To learn more information about some of the other services I provide, please visit www.carrolleducationalgroup.com and www.iepexperts.com. I can be found on Twitter at ADHDEFCoach. You can also find me on Facebook and Tumblr. My good friend and fellow ADD/ADHD Coach Tara McGillicuddy invites me as a regular guest on ADD/ADHD Support Talk Radio. Tara does many wonderful things and you should check out her website here. Feel free to email me at jonathan@adhdefcoach.com or call 773.888.ADHD (2343) with any additional questions.

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