Only has the mental energy and organization to focus on 1-2 things at a time.
Generates new project ideas faster than I can finish the ones I’m already working on.
Scumbag brain, ADHD edition.
(This is why I look at ADHD as both a gift and a deficit. It’s like a malicious trickster god came to me at birth and said, “here’s all the mind wandering and associative thinking you need to generate ideas! Now I’ll make it impossible for you to use most of them, ever.” Even if I’d never gotten any crap from other people about “not living up to your potential,” it would still be frustrating).
However, if you are really, really struggling to understand abstract concepts, you might want to ask about being evaluated for a learning disability. Some learning disabilities can make abstract thinking extremely difficult, but special education teachers (ideally) have tools and techniques for making them make sense.
This may be the most important chapter in the book: how might we get behavior from biology? Learning all of this was super insightful to me and my life. Just one key point: ADHD is NOT an attentional disorder.
(Find a slightly larger version of the chapter HERE.)
I’m sorry I will be one of those people who interrupt you if I think of something else but I will stop myself mid-sentence and tell you to continue with your story or whatever you were saying. I have really bad ADHD and cannot control myself sometimes. I feel really bad about doing it afterwards, but sometimes I cannot help it. So if I ever do this to you just tell me and I will try my hardest to not do it again.
ok but the internet says adult-onset isn’t a thing? then why is that what the psych wrote? i don’t think i have it if it isn’t adult-onset tho cause i did well in school till about 13 then i was probably just lazy? idek i feel like i’m just making excuses agh i should not be this worked up over this possible diagnosis wtf
“shitfuck i changed the topic too fast because i thought about rocks and then coal and then trains and now the person im talking to is wondering if i’ve only been thinking of cargo puns while they were talking about important shit”
*rolls over at 3:28 am* “how do snails pee”
“ive read this sentence twenty fucking times and it still doesnt make sense this is so frustrati n g??>!?”
i saw a post awhile back in the "what it's like" tag about not being able to do the whole punctual thing a lot and i have a trick that might help you out and take some stress off of you? cause if i need to be on time i usually just put my address and the destination into google maps and set the time to arrive by and it tells me with very little hassle when i have to leave (also good bus routes)
If I put the address in every appointment on my Android smart phone, Google Now will pop up a reminder fifteen minutes before the time Google has determined that I need to leave given the current traffic conditions. I have to brag that I am not late very often.
Can I have a link to the faq page please? I'm on the mobile app and I can't find it. I'm trying to figure out about if seeing things, like shadows/objects/etc. moving in your peripherals, has anything to do with my ADD or if I've just been watching too many scary movies.
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(UK) STUFFS ACTUALLY GETTING DONE!!! After having gone through 2 GPs (one didn’t know what to do, the other said ADHD is just a “child’s illness”) I went through my college councellors and they’ve arranged an
appointment with learning support for me to get tested!!!! IT’S ONLY
TAKEN 4 YEARS
I’m glad I finally got my grade up from a D to a C- in Acc Geometry!!!
I’m feeling pretty awesome. All my stuff is turned in, my old medicine was making me unhealthy and I just got new medication ma snow I can
focus and get everything turned in this time!!’
I successfully submitted my first assessment for my new psychology course :) (With about half an hour to spare). I really feel like I did a
thorough job with the formatting and most of the little details too so
that is good. Hopefully I can keep it up.
I’ve been really into US states recently for some reason, so I used sporcle games to learn all the states and their capitals by heart in
just one night! pretty good huh?
I studied really hard for a test and I’m pretty sure I didn’t fail it
I’ve been getting up in the morning much more often once my alarm goes off, rather than hitting the snooze. Incidentally, i just started a
second job and now work 60+ hours a week, but i think that the daily
structure that that entails does help.
I’m finishing my first week on medication and for the first time in my entire life I feel alert and properly engaged with the world around me.
I can play with my kids without getting bored or distracted or sucked
into my phone, I get my chores done, my productivity at work is up.
It’s amazing. Overcoming my own internalized stigma and getting help is
one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.
Last week, I made a massive to do list and got everything but one item done
in one day. I normally can’t even get half of a list that size done in
five days. I literally almost cried when I saw I how much I had checked
off. It was great :)
I finally got brave enough to ask my therapist about adult adhd, and I got tested today!
WOW! You’ve accomplished so many terrific things!
We’ll do it again next Tuesday. Please feel free to reblog and compliment the people who submitted their accomplishments. Remember, even if it’s a “small thing,” if it was a challenge for YOU, it counts and it matters, and we will want to hear about it next week!