April is Stress Awareness Month
The symptoms of ADHD—inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and executive functioning difficulties—often lead to stress, especially with the life disruptions brought about by the pandemic. CHADD has complied podcasts and other resources that offer strategies and skills to help you and your loved ones manage stress and make it easier to live with ADHD.
- Managing Anxiety: Craig Bruce Surman, MD, offers advice on how to identify and manage anxious feelings and thoughts
- Am I Depressed? Eugene Arnold, MD, talks about the symptoms of depression in children and adults with ADHD and describes treatment options including medication management, behavior therapy, and complementary interventions.
- Mothers and ADHD—Permit Yourself to Breathe: Terry Matlen, LMSW, discusses coping strategies for women and mothers with ADHD during uncertain times and suggests how they can support children’s schooling while working from home.
- Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment: Margaret Sibley, PhD, discusses different strategies for online learning along with strategies to maintain an ADHD-friendly home during this stressful time.