What Are Some Strategies I Can Use When ADHD Symptoms Interfere With My Social Activities?

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ADHD can sometimes make social situations challenging. For example, you may sometimes blurt out things without thinking first, or have trouble focusing on conversations.

Here are a few tips that may help you in social settings:

  • Before speaking or acting, pause to make sure that what you want to say or do is a good idea.
  • Practice "active listening"—pay very close attention to what others are saying before you join the conversation.
  • Ask your friends, therapist, ADHD coach, or teachers to help you practice conversational skills, including how to ask questions correctly.