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Additude Video: ADHD and Making Decisions

Here’s a video I did as part of AdditudeMag.com’s ADHD Expert Blog series.

Overwhelmed by making decisions? Balk at the thought of being dealt too many choices? You’re not alone. In a recent discussion topic on ADDitude’s new online community for families with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), ADDConnect, several members commisterated about their difficulty making decisions. “I have trouble talking myself into going to the grocery store — too many choices!” one reader wrote. “I can’t stand the feeling of overwhelm!” And several readers agreed, chiming in with similar problems.

In this new ADD/ADHD video, Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., an ADD/ADHD expert and the author of four books on the subject, explains why decision-making is a challenge for some adults with ADD/ADHD — and arms you with the skills you need to feel more confident about the choices you make.
Click here to watch video

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 August 15th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.

2 Comments

  1. Tom Hagan September 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Dr. Sarkis,

    I just saw your video on decisions. Very helpful but mostly, it’s good to know other folk have the same problem I’ve been dealing with. My kids laugh at me when I go into a fast food restaurant. The menu’s on the walls might as well be written in Chinese. Drives me crazy.

    Anyway, I’ve been following you blog off and on for a few months and I just wanted to say thanks for all of your work. It is appreciated.

    I’ve been struggling with ADHD my whole life and didn’t find out what it was until a year ago when my daughter was diagnosed with it. What an eye opener. Explanation for so many things. I’m 61 years old, fairly successful and really wonder where my full potential could have taken me.

    Thanks again.

  2. Stephanie September 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Hello Tom,

    Thanks for your comment. And I’m so glad you find my work helpful. Comments like yours make my day. 🙂
    Yes, learning you have ADHD certainly helps put those puzzle pieces together, doesn’t it?

    Dr. Stephanie Sarkis

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