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What Are Your Best Tips For Managing Your ADHD At Work?

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Adults with ADD/ADHD thrive in a variety of different careers and professional fields.

ADD/ADHD is a chronic condition characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. It’s now more often classified as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) inattentive-type. But lots of people (including some doctors) still refer to it as ADD, and some people do not experience the hyperactive symptoms.
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ADD/ADHD is a chronic condition characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. It’s now more often classified as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) inattentive-type. But lots of people (including some doctors) still refer to it as ADD, and some people do not experience the hyperactive symptoms.

But it often takes a lot of hard work, organization, and focusing strategies to stay on track.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly 4% of adults (8 million) suffer from ADHD — but less than 20% of those adults with ADHD have been diagnosed and treated, and it's estimated that only a quarter of those adults seek help.
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According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly 4% of adults (8 million) suffer from ADHD — but less than 20% of those adults with ADHD have been diagnosed and treated, and it's estimated that only a quarter of those adults seek help.

Even simple tasks and time management can be overwhelming.

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And since ADHD varies by individual, everyone has different ways to manage their symptoms at work.

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There are so many different behavioral strategies, organization hacks, routines, even apps that can help individuals with ADHD stay on track.

Perhaps you've come up with an awesome time management skill, like working in 30-minute intervals.

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Maybe you take exercise breaks to get out that extra energy so it's easier to sit still during the work day.

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Sorry if you just got even more distracted by this beautiful man doing desk push-ups.

Or maybe you have a great organizational hack for your work space that keeps you focused and productive.

And there's no shame in communicating with coworkers about your ADHD so that you can work effectively.

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No matter what type of career you have, we want to hear about all your best strategies for time management, focus, and organization.

Whether you work in an office, a hospital, studio, on your feet, or at home — we want to know how you manage the difficult parts of ADHD and bring out your strengths to have a productive, awesome work day.Just a quick note: while medication may make a huge difference at work for many people, everyone's individual health and prescription needs vary, so we ask that you focus on safe and effective behavioral changes that anyone can try.
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Whether you work in an office, a hospital, studio, on your feet, or at home — we want to know how you manage the difficult parts of ADHD and bring out your strengths to have a productive, awesome work day.

Just a quick note: while medication may make a huge difference at work for many people, everyone's individual health and prescription needs vary, so we ask that you focus on safe and effective behavioral changes that anyone can try.

So tell us: What are your best tips for managing your ADHD at work?

Share your answer in the comments and it might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.

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