How to Recall Coping Skills for Adult ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2021-05-20

KEY POINTS: 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.