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(p. 39) Problem Solving and Managing Overwhelming Tasks 

(p. 39) Problem Solving and Managing Overwhelming Tasks
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(p. 39) Problem Solving and Managing Overwhelming Tasks
Author(s):

Steven A. Safren

, Susan E. Sprich

, Carol A. Perlman

, and Michael W. Otto

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190235567.003.0006
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date: 17 October 2019

This chapter contains information about how adult clients with ADHD can learn to manage overwhelming tasks, those that remain on the task list for many days or weeks without getting completed. A five-step problem-solving strategy is outlined to arrive at a solution to a problem. The five steps are articulating the problem, listing solutions, listing the pros and cons of the solutions, rating each solution, and implementing the best solution. Instructions are given for breaking down large tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks to increase the likelihood of task completion. The client is urged to continue practicing these skills regularly so that they become habits.

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