If you've been diagnosed with adult ADHD, you are well-acquainted with the procrastination, lack of motivation, and muddled time management that can thwart your best efforts to achieve. You may find yourself constantly distracted, or fear you're about to forget something important. Or you may firmly set a goal for yourself, only to abandon it later in frustration.

This book will help you overcome the challenges of adult ADHD and find fulfillment in taking the practical steps needed to achieve your goals.

In easy-to-master lessons, ADHD specialists Abigail Levrini and Frances Prevatt offer realistic, proven, and unique daily strategies to help you succeed with adult ADHD. Each chapter contains checklists, worksheets, and Start Reading/Stop Reading reminders to help you break down large jobs, such as organizing your space, studying effectively, or listening to your partner, into manageable tasks. You'll learn how to identify the right treatments and support for your lifestyle and find strategies for handling emotional roadblocks such as stress, anxiety, depression, and fear of failure.

This dynamic and interactive text will become an indispensable aid in helping you translate your goals into realities to succeed with adult ADHD.

Table of Contents


I. Getting Started: Achieving Your Goals and Objectives

  1. Starting With a Plan
  2. Using Incentives and Understanding Your Behavior

II. Specific Strategies

  1. Overcoming Procrastination and Fear to Improve Time Management
  2. Improving Social Relationships
  3. Organizing Your Space
  4. Practicing Effective Learning and Study Skills
  5. Finding Job Satisfaction

III. Getting Additional Help

  1. Understanding and Treating Conditions That Can Coexist With ADHD
  2. Getting the Most Out of Medication
  3. Finding the Right Counselor, Coach, or Other Treatment Solution


Further Reading


About the Authors

Author Bios

Abigail Levrini, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and owner of Psych Ed Coaches, a northern Virginia/DC-based private practice specializing in ADHD coaching and cognitive–behavioral treatment.

Dr. Levrini has presented her research and coaching model at professional settings throughout the country and frequently lectures and conducts workshops at scientific conferences, schools, and public forums throughout the United States. Dr. Levrini is also the current Board Leader for the DC/Northern VA Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD).

Further information about Dr. Levrini and Psych Ed Coaches is available on the Psych Ed Coaches Website.

Frances Prevatt, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University and the Executive Director of the Adult Learning Evaluation Center (ALEC). ALEC provides assessments and interventions to college students and young adults with ADHD, provides training to graduate students, and is the setting for many research projects dealing with ADHD. She was on the faculty at Texas A&M University for 15 years before moving to Florida State University.

Dr. Prevatt has authored over 70 publications in the field of educational psychology.

Further information about Dr. Prevatt and ALEC can be found on the Adult Learning Evaluation Center Website.