Today, there are many different options for support – both for students and for people who are working. The municipality is responsible for establishing support for you and your family if you need it. In the Danish Folkeskole, the Pedagogical Psychological Counselling service (Pædagogisk Psyko logisk Rådgivning (PPR)) is responsible for ensuring that you receive support and help. In higher education, you can contact your student counsellor and the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (Statens Uddannelsesstøtte (SU)) for special pedagogical support (SPS) and other forms of help.
Get to know your disorder
Receive an offer of education in collaboration with your parents
Make use of your psychiatric contact person
Talk to your doctor, nurse or psychologist.
Talk to your relatives
It is important that you talk to your relatives about the difficulties you have in connection with your ADHD.
Avoid excess alcohol
Think about how much you drink at parties and on nights out. Excessive alcohol consumption can often worsen your ADHD.
This can often help reduce stress, restlessness and discomfort.
Make reasonable demands of yourself
Many people with ADHD think that they can do much more than they actually can.
Make sure to plan your day
Use a weekly calendar and a structured daily schedule. Fill out your calendar with your parents or other people you trust.
Make sure to get your sleep and eat a healthy diet
Turn off your computer and TV at fixed times. It is important to maintain a stable circadian rhythm, also called sleep-wake cycle. Try setting an alarm to remind you of when it is time to go to bed.
Be open about your disorder, when appropriate
This allows others to show consideration and help you.