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Over the years, before I or my son was diagnosed, I have developed behaviors to compensate for my ADHD.  Many of these could be seen as OCD such as:

Checking all my pockets before walking out the door.  (Money, credit cards, driver’s license, keys, knife, cellphone – – OK, good to go.)

Standing patiently staring at anyone with my cell phone, credit card, knife, keys etc. until I get it back, whatever it may be.

Setting a timer on my phone for anything that I need to remember, even if it’s for only a few minutes.

Keeping a list of bills to be paid throughout the month and checking them off as paid.

Having a list of my daily routine and consulting it to make sure everything gets done.

I don’t care what people may think, it works for me.

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