October 16, 2011 7:04 PM Subscribe
What is the single thing, aside from medication, that has helped you most with your ADHD/chronic disorganization?
posted by granted to Grab Bag (27 answers total) 177 users marked this as a favorite
Inspired by this question.
What has helped you most? A book, a website, a system, an app, a lifestyle change? Preferably low-cost, but I'll consider anything. Responses from those with the primarily inattentive subtype (aka Attention Deficit Lethargy Disorder) especially appreciated.
(NB: I kindly request that suggestions be specific to addressing ADHD rather than something that helped you get more organized and focused when you were already pretty organized and focused.)
(NB 2: I exclude medication because I'm already taking it, and it helps a lot, but it's not a panacea. I would say it takes me from "severe ADHD" to "moderate ADHD." I've experimented with different medications and different doses and I think it's as good as it's going to get. Also, the recent Adderall shortage has motivated me to put together some sort of backup plan so that I don't completely fall apart if I have to go a few days without it.)
(NB 3: You are of course welcome to MeFi Mail me, but I might not get back to you. :-( )