A common symptom of ADHD is to experience deep emotional reactions that can be difficult to handle such as frustration, impatience and excitability. Understandably, the Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting periods of lockdown have led to a rise in anxiety and other emotions among those with ADHD. If you have ADHD and find yourself struggling to handle emotionally upsetting issues, there is a three-step process that we recommend to help you deal with it.
People with ADHD are prone to negative thought patterns which can lead to melancholy, anxiety and depression. This is particularly marked at this time of year when it’s cold and dark outside. 2020 has been a difficult year for many of us and it’s important to think positively about the future. Here are seven tips for how to beat the ADHD winter blues and get 2021 off to a positive start.
Even if it’s only for a short time, getting out in green space can help with impulse control and concentration in both children and adults. Research has found that children with ADHD who regularly play in green settings have milder symptoms than children who play in non-green outdoor and indoor settings.