Hey go to a psychiatrist if you think you need to.  Seriously.  I finally got diagnosed with ADHD (as the main trigger of my depression) and on day goddamn two of taking Adderall and Lexapro, I feel like I’m capable of solving life problems I’ve faced for decades.  Day two.  This is the first time in my life I’ve felt like I’m capable of taking charge of my life.  It’s incredible.  Going and seeking help is really really hard but oh my god it’s so worth it.

anonymous said:

i'm curious if other adhders have like, issues about how they can wear their hair? like when i had long hair, i could never wear it down because it bothered me too much to have it touching my neck, and now that it's short, i can't have it in my face either. i think it might overlap with sensory processing oddities.

I like my glasses to be sort of over my hair, but I always pull it up tight under the arms so it will fall over top of them if it’s loose (which it never is, my hair is WAY too long for loose to be practical). I also hate my hair covering my ears. I think it is all sensory-related.

-J

Followers, do you have any specific “things” about how you wear your hair?

Yo this is long but I hope you all have a second to hear me out.

I really fucking hate how people think that because there are now trigger warnings on any type of social media, our generation is “weak” or “spoiled.”

Yeah, a pretty big chunk of our generation contains spoiled kids, but if you call us weak or spoiled because of trigger warnings, you’re insulting us for the wrong reasons.

Trigger warnings are for people who have been legally diagnosed by a reputable doctor with depression(even some who haven’t been diagnosed), anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADD/ADHD, anadonia(specifically because of people’s history with excessive drug use), anorexia, bullimia, the list goes on. Even gay people, Transgender people, non-binaries, they all have to deal with similar criticism. I won’t even call it criticism; it’s literally assault, and I have no doubt they’re also a target of the people who insult this generation just because there are trigger warnings.

These are real, actual, life-crippling disorders and mental illnesses that literally kill thousands of people every day, and I haven’t even mentioned all the physically-impairing diseases that cause many of these diagnostics, such as ALS, Cancer, AIDS, the list goes on for those, too.

If you say that these are just excuses for teenagers to get out of a school or make their family’s lives harder, go talk to your sister who’s been wearing long sleeves every day even though it’s getting a little warm because it’s close to summer, go talk to your brother who’s been playing videogames all day and night, only sometimes coming out to get a glass of water and you notice that his shirts look a bit bigger on him just before you walk by the bathroom and smell a horrible stench and notice some bloodstains on the rims of the toilet, go talk to your mom who looks like her hair is getting shorter every couple of weeks and it looks uneven as her head droops down with tired eyes and she lazily takes another bite of pizza with no emotion in her face, go talk to your dad who’s been going out into the garage for many more hours than he usually does to work on cleaning every part of the entire room and whenever he knocks something over he punches the wall and screams and you can hear him choke, go talk to them all and ask them to just calm down and just be normal because they’re overreacting.

See how they react.

We’re not spoiled because we need trigger warnings. Trigger warnings spare a couple people out at a restaurant or dancing around in their living room or at a spa, so they won’t be reminded of the haunting thoughts, the sleepless nights, the already endless insults;

fat, ugly, worthless, useless, stupid, idiot, loner, faggot, etc.

These are the same people who say that we’re too sensitive. Well what the fuck is wrong with being sensitive? What the fuck is wrong with the people who can’t help but care about the insults they’re having shoved down their throats and ripped out of their chests? What is so wrong about being hurt by what people say? The only reason humans are is because of how we view ourselves. It’s literally not our fault, it’s our brains, and if you judge someone because they were literally born insecure, you’ve got some problems yourself and you have no right to say anything to anyone else, because you’re nothing but a hypocrite.

Everyone is insecure about something. At least, at one point in their life, but it’s hard to find someone who’s insecure about nothing. It’s literally in our DNA, it’s a human emotion, and no one is any less of a human being for being “over-sensitive”.

TL;DR, don’t insult people for how they react to what others say. Don’t insult someone for something they can’t control. And if you’re too ignorant to keep your mouth shut, I’ll be waiting for the day someone rips your lips off and clogs your throat so that you can never speak again.

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"Goodbye, Ghibli" animated tribute by Fox’s ADHD.
I agree with the lyrics “Don’t go Ghibli, don’t say goodbye”.

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Pictures, memes, and cartoons that depict mental illnesses like this are uninformed, lazy, and just plain obnoxious. Honestly, they annoy me in a way reserved for very few things in life.

And here’s why: people who don’t have ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, or OCD see these things and laugh, thinking, “OMG THAT IS SO ME” just because they relate to the image. It trivializes the importance of mental disorders by reducing them to a caricature of what society thinks the disorders are. There are non-insulting ways to humorously share the relatable parts of these mental disorders. But the images above range from insensitive to obnoxious to just fucking ignorant.

Images like these also perpetuate misinformation and misundersanding of the disorders and their symptoms. You don’t have OCD just because you like order and symmetry; you’re not bipolar just because you have a wide-range of emotions; and you don’t have ADD or ADHD because you also have a non-linear thought process, as depicted above.

Mental disorders are much more than memes on the internet.

Whnever im having a bad day I can always count on uncel jobel to cheer me up by being completely crazy! I wonder if hes always this crazy, i wanna be his real life friend to find out.

I can always count on my jogrtel to draw dicks, tell funny true storyes, scream or break computers, and introduce me to things from when he was young like bonzi.

I love the tumblr community for embracing joebel and posting bonzi buddy and dicks and expand dong in the vinesauce tag all day. You guys Are so awesomeee!! Nice to know other preteens out there share my sense of humor!!! <3<3<3<3

<E

PS: FUCK REV!!! HE’s such a loser lololololol metal

tumbledorepottamoose said:

Hey. I'm 24. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 14. I'm currently unmediated but doing fairly well. It's just there's this thing that happens to me during big gatherings and such. I call it getting "peopled out". Like I've just had about enough of talking and being polite and no matter how hard I try, once I get to that point, there's no going back. Do you have any tips or tricks on preventing this or what to do after it happens? Thanks. Btw your blog is super helpful to me. <3 Roz

I would say either you’re introverted or the amount of sensory input just gets too much for you to process anymore.

Something that could help is getting away for 15 minutes every so often, just away from the large group of people so you aren’t so overwhelmed anymore. If you do this periodically before you get peopled out, it should help you last longer. If you do get peopled out, you might need a longer break.

-J

  • What's it like having adhd? Well, I'll tell you.
  • Imagine you're at your computer writing an important report that's due first thing tomorrow morning and that was assigned to you last week.
  • As you put the first word on paper, you realize that you have to pee.
  • You get up and go into the bathroom.
  • As you walk to the toilet, you realize that you forgot to close the bathroom door.
  • You turn and close the door.
  • As you continue to the toilet, you wonder if maybe you forgot to lock the door behind you.
  • You turn and push the 'lock' button, only to realize that the door is already locked.
  • Then, you look back to the toilet, but catch your face in the mirror. 'Ew,' you think, 'do I really look that tired, it's only 8pm'. You get a glance at your watch and realize that it is in fact midnight, and you had spent several hyperfocused hours on tumblr before writing you're report.
  • The time loss concerns you for a second, but you still look exhausted in the mirror, you'll have to fix that.
  • You fix your hair, adjust your clothes, put on some make up, get bored with the make up, break out last years Halloween make up, make your face look like a zombie, laugh at your zombie face, wash off your zombie face, put your normal makeup back on, and do your hair once more.
  • Then, looking fabulous, you walk out of the bathroom and resume your writing.
  • As you sit at your desk, you realize something, the suns coming up, and you still have to pee.

When a neurotypical person says “I’m kinda OCD”, they really mean “I have habits.” 

When a neurotypical person says “I’m depressed”, they really mean “I’m sad.” 

When a neurotypical person says “I’m feeling Bipolar”, they really mean “I was mad earlier and now I’m happy.”

When a neurotypical person says “I’m so ADD!”, they really mean “I get distracted sometimes.”

When a neurotypical person uses stereotypes of stigmatized disorders to describe normal everyday behavior, they really mean “I have no respect for the mentally ill.”

ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes

Which shirt do we put on in the morning? Do we drive to work or take the train? From which takeaway joint do we want to buy lunch? We make hundreds of different decisions every day. Even if these often only have a minimal impact, it is extremely important for our long-term personal development to make decisions that are as optimal as possible. People with ADHD often find this difficult, however. They are known to make impulsive decisions, often choosing options which bring a prompt but smaller reward instead of making a choice that yields a greater reward later on down the line. Researchers from the University Clinics for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Zurich, now reveal that different decision-making processes are responsible for such suboptimal choices and that these take place in the middle of the frontal lobe.

Mathematical models help to understand the decision-making processes

In the study, the decision-making processes in 40 young people with and without ADHD were examined. Lying in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner to record the brain activity, the participants played a game where they had to learn which of two images carried more frequent rewards. In order to understand the impaired mechanisms of participants with ADHD better, learning algorithms which originally stemmed from the field of artificial intelligence were used to evaluate the data. These mathematical models help to understand the precise learning and decision-making mechanisms better. “We were able to demonstrate that young people with ADHD do not inherently have difficulties in learning new information; instead, they evidently use less differentiated learning patterns, which is presumably why sub-optimal decisions are often made”, says first author Tobias Hauser.

Multimodal imaging affords glimpses inside the brain

In order to study the brain processes that triggered these impairments, the authors used multimodal imaging methods, where the participants were examined using a combined measurement of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) to record the electrical activity and the blood flow in the brain. It became apparent that participants with ADHD exhibit an altered functioning in the medial prefrontal cortex – a region in the middle of the frontal lobe. This part of the brain is heavily involved in decision-making processes, especially if you have to choose between several options, and in learning from errors. Although a change in activity in this region was already discovered in other contexts for ADHD, the Zurich researchers were now also able to pinpoint the precise moment of this impairment, which already occurred less than half a second after a feedback, i.e. at a very early stage.

Psychologist Tobias Hauser, who is now researching at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, is convinced that the results fundamentally improve our understanding of the mechanisms of impaired decision-making behavior in people with ADHD. The next step will be to study the brain messenger substances. “If our findings are confirmed, they will provide key clues as to how we might be able to design therapeutic interventions in future,” explains Hauser.

Literature:

Tobias U. Hauser, Reto Iannaccone, Juliane Ball, Christoph Mathys, Daniel Brandeis, Susanne Walitza & Silvia Brem: Role of Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Impaired Decision Making in Juvenile Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in: JAMA Psychiatry

anonymous said:

i need to stop being late to work... but no matter how hard i try i still am late! please help...

A few things you need to know so you can make adjustments:

  1. How long does it take you to get to work, from when you step out your door to when you start your shift?
  2. What do you need to take with you to work?
  3. What kinds of things do you need to do (not what are you doing or what do you want to do, but what needs to be done) before you leave for work?
  4. How long does it take to do all of those necessary things?

If you know how long it takes to get to work, you know what time you need to leave the house.

If you know how long it takes you to do the things you need to do before you leave, you know what time you need to start getting ready to go.

I recommend having a specific place to keep the things you need to bring with you to work, so you don’t have to search for them.

I also recommend making sure that the things you are doing before you leave are all things you truly need to do before you leave. If something could be done when you get home, leave it.

I used to be late for work every day until I figured out that I should do laundry in the evenings, not before work; that I should make it easier to get dressed in the morning by having a few set options that were easy to grab out of my closet; and by packing my lunch the night before. Once I got that all sorted out, I could get up, shower, get dressed, grab my stuff, and go. Then I just had to contend with traffic. Much easier to be on time that way.

-J

Depressed with ADHD.

We are the Masters of Deception, Deflection, Distraction.

We distract you with shiney, sparkling words so you never even get a chance to see the cloud of darkness that surrounds us.

We deflect worry and concern with an ease that trained spies would be jealous of.

We are a mix of being painfully honest to the point of bluntness and pathological liars. The cahnces of getting an honest and to the point answer to a personal question is slim to none. Depending on our mood.

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