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Expect Depression — and Prepare for it

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3. Expect Depression — and Prepare for it

In many people with ADHD, an exciting or successful event can bring about a depressing aftermath. It may seem strange, but once the stimulus has passed and the challenge is over, people with ADHD can miss the conflict and swing to the other emotional extreme.

Knowing this might happen, you can prepare for the blues by keeping some helpful distractions within arm’s reach. Have a list of positive, upbeat friends to call when you need a lift, and keep your favorite movies at the ready.

It’s also a good idea to store your exercise bag or equipment at the front door so you’re ready to hit the road or pop out to the gym and boost your mood as soon as you need the endorphin rush.

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