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Is Volunteering an Antidote to ADHD Loneliness?

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“I am always volunteering. ADHD brains are hard-wired for empathy. It’s a natural fit.” — Julie, FloridaMany ADDitude readers gravitate to volunteer opportunities that make a difference while harnessing their ADHD energy and creativity.

Traits like hyperfocus, justice sensitivity, and compassion, our readers say, make them well suited to be of service.The benefits of volunteering are plentiful.

Being of service with like-minded people raises self-esteem and feelings of belonging, both crucial to warding off one of the most pressing public health issues of our time: loneliness.“Service is one of the most powerful antidotes we have to loneliness,” said U.S.

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