Buckeye Psychiatry, LLC (Dublin, Ohio), the psychiatric practice of Adam Brandemihl, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist, offers tips on how to keep your job while battling Adult ADD. He discusses ten ways of coping with adult ADD in the workplace.
Dublin, OH (PRWEB) March 9, 2009 -- With the continued recession and struggling economy, keeping your job is a priority. With increasing budget cuts, employee "productivity" has become more important to businesses. The "P" word, or lack of it, is often used to determine which employees are fired or laid off. Many newly unemployed Americans with adult ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) have been forced into jobs they would normally not accept in order to preserve their financial security. Unfortunately, these jobs are often a poor fit for the employee's strengths and can magnify their weaknesses. Increased demands at current jobs can also "expose" some adults with ADD who were just getting by through extra effort and time spent at the workplace.
Dr. Brandemihl has noticed an increasing number of adult ADD patients seeking medical treatment for the common disorder. Dr. Brandemihl notes that in the past, "many adults with ADD would have been able to find jobs that were a better fit for their unique skill sets. Ideally the patient wants to find a job that plays to their strengths such as the ability to multitask, think outside of the box and expend short bursts of intense energy. However, with the poor economy many of these adult ADD sufferers have been forced into jobs that they are not suited for because of financial desperation. The increasing job stress can lead to unhappiness, depression, anxiety, worsening productivity and ultimately, termination from the job."
Dr. Brandemihl says that the first step in treatment is "getting diagnosed by a mental health professional, preferabl
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