ADHD Emotional Overwhelm

More About ADHD Emotional Overwhelm and Anxiety

Join in the continued discussion about ADHD emotional overwhelm and anxiety with James Ochoa, author of the book, Focused Forward.
This encore episode revisits the conversation we started last Friday.
So, whether you are trying to manage getting through your day or off discovering shiny new things, understanding the overwhelm and anxiety can help.
James’ Awesome Quote:

Emotional Overwhelm
“It won’t disappear on its own. One way or
another, you’ll have to manage your emotional
distress for the rest of your life.”





ADHD Emotional Overwhelm

“The Emotional Distress Syndrome, identified and coined by James Ochoa, is the cumulative effect of the neurological processing differences and behavioral challenges associated with ADHD. It’s a chronic state of emotional stress directly related to the struggle to live life with ADHD, a stress that breaks down emotional tolerance, stamina and the ability to maintain a strong sense of well being and spiritual health. The chronic, lifelong nature of ADHD–related stress can increase to such a level that it becomes a syndrome akin to post-traumatic stress disorder.”
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Focused Forward


“In Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, author and self proclaimed “ADHD-er” James M. Ochoa, LPC goes beyond the management and scheduling techniques most ADHD books focus on to deal with what really holds so many ADHD-ers back—the emotional fallout of ADHD. He helps readers identify, manage and alleviate symptoms of a PTSD-like condition he calls the Emotional Distress Syndrome, with practical, proven advice including:
Understanding the link between ADHD and emotional distress
What Emotional Distress Syndrome feels like
How to construct an Emotional Safe Place
How to recruit your own Mental Support Group
Eight essential tools to help you cope
And more…
With wisdom, humor, and plenty of (sometimes painful) empathy, Focused Forward will help adults with ADHD move past the pain and shame toward a future full of possibility, balance and joy.”

Especially relevant is that this book continues the conversation about the emotional component to ADHD that we started a few episodes ago. So, please keep the discussion going, below.
~ Jennie



Relevant Resources:

The Emotional Distress Syndrome In ADHD
Follow James on Twitter @ADHDInsights
Like The Life Empowerment Center on Facebook



Additional Resources Mentioned:
Lidia Zylowska, M.D.
Insight Timer

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