ADHD: The Threat-and-Soothing Cycle of Procrastination
KEY POINTS: Paul Gilbert’s evolutionary model proposes that humans switch between the threat, drive, and soothing systems to manage their emotions. Clients with ADHD often report that there are certain triggers of threat that lead to overwhelm and require a need to soothe. The ways in which people soothe can make a difference in their ability to move out of the soothing system towards the drive system.
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