adhd exhibitions

That ADHD feel when you exhibit a ton of symptoms but your parents refuse to admit you actually have a mental disorder and call you lazy and a slob because you’re disorganized

anonymous asked:

I'm self-diagnosed (for now) and me and my talked about that my little brother might have autism or adhd. It went well until my mom said she thinks he's too young to be diagnosed (which is fair, he's 6) and that a lot of symptoms could "go away by changing his diet like eating less sugar, milk and gluten" and it feelt wrong. Is it true that people can show symptoms close to autism and adhd because of their diet? It sounds fake but she knows a lot about diets... Am I right to feel bad? - Watchdog

I think diet can affect people’s behaviour but it cannot take a neurodevelopmental disorder away. It is not possible… Diet can affect mood etc. but trying to make an autistic/adhd kid to exhibit less symptoms is !! not !! good. It is ableist. Wanting your child to act differently is wanting another child. If their behaviour does not hurt them (or others) it should be fine…

Sugar does not make children hyperactive and that is proven by a double-blinded study. (Also gluten-free diet is only necessary for people who have celiac disease. Milk contains D-vitamin and calcium, both of which are important to a growing child. [They are not necessary, of course, but for children they are good. Adults don’t really need milk, though!!])

And 6 is old enough to be diagnosed. Kids can be diagnosed with autism/adhd quite young.

I am sorry my text is biased but your mum cannot change your brother’s behaviour in a healthy way if she does not acknowledge that he might be autistic and/or have adhd. Wanting your brother’s behaviour to change and inhibiting him from being himself is not good, in my opinion!

You are perfectly right to feel bad.

Followers, feel free to correct me if I am wrong or you have something to add. - Mod Venu


I agree with what Mod Venu said. I have a couple points I want to emphasize. First, diet can impact how people feel, though most diets people try to advertise, are meant for adult bodies. It’s possible if someone is sensitive to gluten, a gluten-free diet can remove some stress from the body, and improve a person’s energy. With having more energy, being generally more tolerant of other things, like loud noises and such, makes sense. 

However, that really would only have impact on things like sensory overload/shutdown/meltdown which are made more frequent when the person is more at their limit. 

A lot of the things that make autistics great, would be, if anything, enhanced. Even then, in your case, I doubt your mother is as well trained in the nutritional needs of children, to customize a diet (and get your brother to follow it) and actually have it do anything good. Mostly it sounds risky and dangerous. 

As for being diagnosed, I was nearly diagnosed when I was 6, and could have been if my mom wasn’t against it. With autism, some kids are diagnosed as early as age 2, even. 

With regards to autism and adhd, being primarily neurotypes, traits from those don’t really go away, though they can be brought more forward depending on the environment one is put into. Calling them “symptoms” which could “go away” makes it sound like your mom is largely uninformed on the reality of these things. 

-Mod Ten

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