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Managing ADHD at Work
Suggestions from Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

Overview: 

The Way You Work

Some adults with ADHD have problems with time management

The more you know about ADHD, the better you can manage it

Develop strategies to help you function more effectively at work

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Managing ADHD at Work
Suggestions from Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

The Way You Work

Some adults with ADHD have problems with time management

The more you know about ADHD, the better you can manage it

Develop strategies to help you function more effectively at work

If you have the symptoms of ADHD, you may have trouble organizing your time. You may find it hard to focus on the task at hand. Your projects may be disorganized and incomplete. ADHD symptoms at work can be frustrating.

Over the years, your ADHD symptoms may have required you to develop various methods to help you cope with everyday work challenges. Here are some other ADHD strategies that may help:

  • Request a quiet work area
  • Keep your desk clutter free
  • Make lists and schedules
  • Wear earphones to drown out distractions
  • Use a calendar to keep track of meetings and deadlines
  • Break down large projects into a series of small tasks

For more information and resources, click here.

To meet the challenges of ADHD, start by recognizing how your symptoms affect the way you work. The more you know about ADHD, the better you can manage the condition.

With ADHD symptoms under control, you may be able to better focus during work. If you've been diagnosed with ADHD, ask your healthcare professional about treatment with CONCERTA® as part of a total treatment plan.


CONCERTA® is a prescription product approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Talk to your healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Only a healthcare professional can decide whether medication is right for you or your child.

CONCERTA® should not be taken by patients who have: allergies to methylphenidate or other ingredients in CONCERTA®; significant anxiety, tension, or agitation; glaucoma; tics, Tourette's syndrome, or family history of Tourette's syndrome; current or past use of monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI); esophagus, stomach, or intestinal narrowing. Children under 6 years of age should not take CONCERTA®.

Abuse of methylphenidate may lead to dependence. Tell your healthcare professional if you or your child has had problems with alcohol or drugs; has had any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems; has had depression, abnormal thoughts or visions, bipolar disorder, or seizure. Contact your healthcare professional immediately if you or your child: develops abnormal thinking or hallucinations, abnormal or extreme moods and/or excessive activity; or if aggressive behavior or hostility develops or worsens while taking CONCERTA®. Your child's healthcare professional should check height and weight often and may interrupt CONCERTA® treatment if your child is not growing or gaining weight as expected.

Stimulants may impair the ability of the patient to operate potentially hazardous machinery or vehicles. Caution should be used accordingly until you are reasonably certain that CONCERTA® does not adversely affect your ability to engage in such activities.

The most common adverse reaction (>5%) reported in children and adolescents was upper abdominal pain. The most common adverse reactions (>10%) reported in adults were dry mouth, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and insomnia.

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