Cognitive behavioural therapy can help people with ADHD put procedures in place that are tailored to their day-to-day lives. One individual might need strategies to limit impulse buying, while a different person could require help to keep track of her keys.
Drugs such as Dexedrine and Ritalin can settle racing thoughts by stimulating the activity of chemicals called dopamine and noradrenaline in the pre-frontal cortex, an area of the brain that plays a part in controlling attention, decisionmaking and impulse control. A calmer state often makes it easier to learn how to manage the condition.
Coping strategies such as meditation, regular breaks and planning around obstacles in advance can also help, while support groups can be invaluable.
For more support, contact these groups in your own country: Australia: ADHD Australia (adhdaustralia.org.au); New Zealand: ADHD Association (adhd.org.nz); Singapore: SingHealth (https://tinyurl.com/ ycve2umg).