adhd correlates

anonymous asked:

Okay, so you seem like you're involved with a lot of ADHD blogs, so maybe you'll be able to answer this. Looking back at my childhood, I had a lot of problems that are highly correlated with ADHD, but I was able to keep it in check enough that no one really noticed. It got a lot worse in my teenage years, though, and hasn't let up since then. Is that common? I've always been under the impression that ADHD symptoms faded some with age.

adhd is different for everyone. some struggle more in childhood, others begin to crumble later in life. which is why a lot of people get diagnosed much later in life even though the symptoms have always been there. you can only ignore/keep under control something so long until it has the tendency to affect aspects of your life. adhd symptoms don’t fade for everybody, for many they change over time so hyperactivity turns into mental restlessness and so on. 

anonymous asked:

hey hopefully this isn't weird but i saw your tags correlating adhd w astrology- do you know of any other placements that could also indicate adhd or add?

tbh i love when ppl read tags theres always some extra info in there!!

okay, disclaimers: astrology is not a substitute for a professional diagnosis. I am not a mental health professional, etc, etc, Also, I’m not touching astro related to depression/anxiety/psychosis with a ten foot pole. Adhd is pretty innocuous in comparison, so let’s get into it.

mars/mercury conjunction, square, or opposition (possibly sextile/trine)

Mercury is thought, mars is action. Any mercury-mars aspect reduces the gap between thought and action; the hard aspects can result in impulsiveness. 

Mars is also your source of energy; any planet that mars touches becomes more active. (except neptune- which drains energy wherever it is.) The house of your natal mars shows the area of life where you’re most active.

Meanwhile, mercury is already a nervous, ‘twitchy’ celestial body. When mars contacts mercury, those tendencies are amplified. Mars-mercury people have more mental energy than they can handle. This can result in hyperactivity and nervous ticks. 

mars/jupiter conjunction, square or opposition

Jupiter expands whatever it touches. Mars is your energy, drive, aggression, and instinct/impulsive side. With jupiter-mars hard contacts, everything martian is amplified. 

Once again, the native has more energy than they know how to channel constructively. They try to do too much at once, and often start projects they don’t finish. This is another aspect that indicates impulsiveness. 

mercury/jupiter conjunction, square, or opposition

Jupiter expands the nervous qualities of mercury. Jupiter is also a dreamy, imaginative planet. Mercury-jupiter people tend to be in their own world and like to daydream. This aspect can make someone inattentive and unable to focus on one thing at a time. 

mercury/uranus conjunction, square, or opposition

Once again, an impulsive planet affects your information-processing capabilities. Another facet of adhd is having problems doing things you don’t want to do or, conversely, not doing things you want to do. (Like, even you can’t stop yourself from doing what you want). 

With uranus-mercury, your mind focuses only on what it finds interesting and basically ignores everything else. This placement also gives the native sudden flashes of insight, another adhd thing. 

mars/uranus conjunction, square, or opposition

As stated above, uranus basically forces you to follow your impulses.

mercury/neptune conjunction, square, or opposition

Like mercury-jupiter but a hundred times worse. You are pretty much always in your own world and have a hard time keeping track of mundane things (appointments, bills) or focusing on anything boring. Good placement for imagination, but it takes a lot of effort to master. 

ascendant in close aspect to mars/neptune/uranus

Your ascendant shows how you interact the world,and your natural reactions to the environment. In some ways, it functions like mars (the first house is ruled by aries, a martian sign) because it influences your drive/actions. 

Asc-uranus people are eccentric and have to follow their impulses/be themselves. Asc-neptune people feel like they’re walking the line between fantasy and reality. Asc-mars people have A LOT of energy.

mercury in aries, gemini, sagittarius, or pisces.

All of these placement are easily bored.

Aries- similarities to mercury-mars; you have a quick mind and might blurt things out that get you in trouble. Might give you hyper-focus/a tendency to hyper-fixate. (This also happens w/merc in scorpio, but by scorpio itself doesn’t feed into adhd)

Gemini- indicates an over-active mind, always having a conversation in your head, a noisy, divided inner world

sagittarius/pisces- scattered focus, difficult to ground your thoughts in reality. These signs gloss over details and make lots of little mistakes.

These aspects/placements by themselves don’t correlate to adhd. You’d need at least three to reinforce the hyperactive/impulsive and/or inattentive/unfocused traits. This list might not be comprehensive…. (but it comes close) so don’t be put off if you have adhd but don’t have any aspects on this list. 

Aspects must be close to have a real impact; 4 degrees for conjunctions, 3 for oppositions/trines, 2 for squares. 

**There’s no distinction btwn add/adhd in this post because they were recently merged into one category with two subtypes: hyperactive and/or inattentive. You can be both or just one.

anonymous asked:

Is there any correlation between ADHD and watching only (or primarily) cartoons, even as a young/adult? I can find that I can never get invested in real-person television, but easily can do so with cartoons and other "childish" things in comparison.

I don’t know of any particular studies (anyone want to do some research into this?), but it seems logical that the ADHD brain would like cartoons better than live action. The ADHD brain is driven by stimulus, and cartoons are chock-full of colors and sounds that are waaayyy more in live action.  I always loved artistic films like Amelie or bright shows like Pushing Daisies because it’s much easier for those to hold my attention than something that is more monochromatic (only has one or a few colors in the color scheme).  “Childish” things just tend to be more stimulus-oriented than “adult” things, but that doesn’t make them bad to enjoy!  Stimulus is what keeps the brain happy and healthy, so it’s best for you to do the things that are most interesting and stimulating for you personally.