Adult ADHD with Sarah Cottman

30 July 2019

ADD/ADHD is a condition that affects around 4-5% of adults. It can cause significant barriers to organisation (among other challenges).

In this episode, Rebecca chats with Sarah Cottman from Heavenly Order about ADD and ADHD and how it affects organisation. Sarah has a lot of experience, professionally and personally, with ADHD and she's a wealth of information and great source of comfort, as well as a bit of a hoot.

There's some tips on managing the symptoms, as well as discussion around some of the great things about having ADHD (yes, there are superpowers!).

Also - we talk about perfectionism and procrastination too, so even if you don't have ADHD, you'll find some interesting chat around ways we all accidentally over-complicate our lives.

Show Notes:

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) definition:

a developmental disorder that is marked especially by persistent symptoms of inattention (such as distractibility, forgetfulness, or disorganisation) or by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity (such as fidgeting, speaking out of turn, or restlessness) or by symptoms of all three and that is not caused by any serious underlying physical or mental disorder

NOTE: Symptoms of attention deficit disorder range from mild to severe and always interfere with normal development and daily functioning. A diagnosis of attention deficit disorder typically requires that symptoms be present by the age of 12 and in more than one setting (such as both home and school). Attention deficit disorder may persist into adulthood, creating difficulties in one's occupation or social relationships. While hyperactivity and impulsivity are not always present as symptoms, attention deficit disorder is commonly referred to as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.—abbreviation ADHD or ADD (from

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