Effective Performance At Work Requires Effective Time Management, Self Organization Planning And Self Motivation

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Effective performance at work requires effective time management, self-organization planning and self-motivation (Barkley & Murphy, 2010). Increased evidence indicates that ADHD is associated with various occupational problems and persistence of more inattentive symptoms in adulthood is associated with greater occupational impairment (Fredriksen et al., 2014). Adults with ADHD are more likely to have poor performance ratings by employers, are fired more often, have more job changes, are more impulsive when deciding to quit a job and are more likely to be unemployed. Adults with ADHD also appear to have more dysfunctional career beliefs, more decision-related confusion and greater work related anxiety (Barkley & Murphy, 2010). Problems…show more content…
Impairments in two of these life domains are required to make a diagnosis of ADHD. Additional areas of importance to be mindful during an assessment include self-esteem, quality of life, career potential and difficulty self-regulating. Individuals seek therapy because they recognize that they experience more symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity than other people. Individuals have reported peer rejection and feeling different (Henry & Hill-Jones, 2011). They may also start to recognize the negative impact the symptoms have had on their lives. Diagnosis and treatment assists with self-acceptance, identification of strengths associated with ADHD and the management of symptoms (Henry & Hill-Jones, 2011). Once the diagnosis is made many people are relieved and begin the treatment process. Interventions and Treatment Options ADHD has significant negative long-term consequences, and this negative impact may be reduced with psychological treatment of ADHD (Shaw et al., 2011). Research supports that individuals with untreated ADHD had a higher percentage of self-esteem and social function outcomes, that were poorer compared with non-ADHD controls. Those individuals that were treated for ADHD showed similarities to those without ADHD, confirming a benefit to treatment (Harpin et al., 2013). Despite
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