Ann Masten stress ADHD in a Pandemic Ann Masten

“I Hit a Wall During the Pandemic — and I Climbed Over It.”

responding to the pandemic chaos in a productive way.Then it all came to a grinding halt. I grew weary and experienced something akin to burnout.

My mood and energy drooped lower, and I decided to take some time off to figure out how I got to this point — and how to get myself out of it.During my self-reflective hiatus, I came across an article about something called “surge capacity depletion” (SCD).

The article helped me get back on track, and it also helped me see how people with ADHD might fall prey to this malady and have even greater difficulty pulling out of it.Ann Masten, Ph.D., a psychologist at the University of Minnesota, described what she calls “surge capacity” as “…a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that.

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