ADHD Focus – Emotional Distress Syndrome
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Do you get knocked off balance by unexpected events in your life? While you are going about your business does life come along and interrupt? For those with ADHD these events can knock us out of action, unable to function well, and our ADHD symptoms come roaring back in spite of medications, our own coping strategies, coaching, counseling, whatever had helped before. My guest today is James Ochoa, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin TX and Director of the Life Empowerment Center in Austin (www.tlec.info ). He conceptualizes this as an Emotional Distress Syndrome which affects literally 100% of people with ADHD. We discuss what this looks like, how it comes about, and what to do about it. More details on the tools you can develop to navigate the unexpected storms that come up are in his latest book Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD (also available in audio format). Listen in, learn, and take heart – there is hope!