Content warning: Neurodiversity
Content warning: Neurodiversity
I have an entry from July 2003 in my private journal that is titled “ADHD” and is just one line: Could this be what I have? http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/24/2355245 I got distracted y’know …
My wife is away for a couple of days and my ADHD has already completely taken hold. Make me realise how completely chaotic and messy my life would be without someone stable around me. ❤️
Self or private diagnosis for neurospiciness is valid. Especially these days as it's damn near impossible to get help for mental health issues from the NHS right now.
I've not been around much because ✨Life Chaos™️✨, but yesterday the publication of an article and documentary by the BBC about a "journalist" faking ADHD to get a diagnosis has enraged me. I paid to go through a private diagnosis because my undiagnosed and untreated ADHD was destroying my life. The NHS kept rebuffing me and even if I did get referred, it would have taken years because of the chronic underfunding the NHS has received since 2010. #ADHD #BBC #Panorama
Attached: 2 images ADHD brains are different. When you ask someone with ADHD to focus and concentrate on a task they aren't motivated and interested in, the brain looks more like it's asleep than it looks like it's concentrating. It's not laziness. It's neurology. #TikTok https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJujMHUB/
Attached: 1 image RT @cyetain Jabe how come you know so much random shit…
Wrote out my todo list; I've 8-9 boring but important things and 1 that'll be fun but is totally optional. Decisions decisions... #ADHD
Ciaran McNulty (@CiaranMcNulty)Mon, 03 Apr 2023 09:14 +0000
Lindsay (@DuncanDsrdrly)Mon, 03 Apr 2023 09:46 +0000
i hate having ADHD. i hate feeling constantly overwhelmed by small tasks that i know are easily accomplished by other people. things that shouldn't be hard are so hard all of the time and i really wish my brain wasn't like this
jasminericegirl 🍚 (@jasminericegirl)Wed, 29 Mar 2023 23:38 +0000
I don't think I want my next promotion (yet) (5 mins read).
Taking a second to pause and think about what Staff Engineer means to me, and why (right now) I may be looking to stay happy at Senior Engineer.
Man, been on my #ADHD medication for a week now and it feels really fucking nice showing up to stand up and actually having stuff to report. Here's a big ol' list of stuff I was able to focus on and complete. Wild right? I know, who knew I could be this productive.
Happy Birthday fellow Tech Nottinghamite who also is called Jamie! Your blog is actually what inspired me to finally get my ADHD diagnosis and I can't thank you enough for that ☺️. Have a great day!
Jamie C (@Themolian)Fri, 17 Mar 2023 08:05 GMT
First day on meds. Let’s see if I can focus at work 🤞🏻#ADHD
Hey - it’s #ADHDObsessionWednesday! I want to hear from my #adhd peeps: what’s your current obsession or passion? I’m still obsessed with #Mastodon, the #Fediverse, and the possibility of a better internet. So I added a bunch of #IndieWeb features to my new site. (I was gonna do this on Monday but… I got distracted & forgot 😆) https://whatwasidoingagain.com/adhd-asides/adhdobsessionwednesday/
Now there is a Sidekick, who’s pitch is that it’s a “productivity browser”. Today it's launching a host of features geared to ADHD sufferers and the attention distracted more generally. Sidekick was a 2020 Y Combinator cohort member , and in March 2021 they raised $2M in a round led by Kleiner Perkins.
Attached: 1 image 🔘 I’m in this picture and I don’t like it #ADHD
The different ways I work as a software engineer with ADHD: - Do nothing all day. - Work sporadically throughout the day with random spurts of energy. - Do all the work for the week in one hour, usually around 5pm.
mewtru •ᴗ• (@trunarla)Fri, 03 Mar 2023 18:52 GMT
Me too! Keeping in touch and keeping relationships going has been a hard one for me. Trying to work on it, but also making friends as an adult is harder 🙃
Seeing swathes of people suggest that “ADHD is made up” is wild. Try living in the brain of a person that has ADHD, you wouldn’t last a minute.
Infosecsie (@myraccoonhands)Sat, 25 Feb 2023 19:47 GMT
I'm slowly changing my attitude from: "I should be able to do work I don't find interesting" To: "I am not able to do work I don't find interesting" A small change but it feels important, enabled by gradually processing my diagnosis of #ADHD
Ciaran McNulty (@CiaranMcNulty)Fri, 24 Feb 2023 10:06 GMT
oops tonight was my ADHD support group, guess I forgot about it again
Microdosing productivity by writing a sentence of a blog post at a time between lives in #ApexLegends team deathmatch
no context Modern Family🌈 (fan) (@nocontextmofy)Mon, 20 Feb 2023 16:33 GMT
Strengths: works well under pressure Weaknesses: doesn’t work otherwise
ADHD Jesse (@adhdjesse)Wed, 08 Feb 2023 16:43 GMT
I've finally, after years of putting it off, paid to have myself assessed for ADHD. It'll be nice finally knowing if there is a reason I struggle so much with some things or if this is just how everyone feels all the time. #adhd
ADHD is the most poorly-named affliction ever. like hi do you have a profound physical inability to accomplish your goals specifically because they're your goals and also the thought of your friends not liking you makes you want to die? you may have Trouble Sitting Still Disorder
Ada Powers (parody) (@unknownmetric)Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:57 GMT
Mom and I chatting and in true ADHD family style we have at least two distinct and coherent conversation threads intermingling in the chat box bound by mere earthly concepts of causation and coherence.
I definitely have this too - and wondering if it's auditory processing disorder - but I'll usually just interrupt the person with an "oh, sorry yeah (answer)" instead of waiting for them to repeat cause I don't wanna wait ����
I (ADHD) definitely unmasked over the pandemic and it became much more obvious before I got diagnosed
Plus visibility from people like you and my TikTok feed made it more visible!
I used to think my ADHD symptoms were getting worse, but now I think I’ve just stopped masking.
Mina Markham (@MinaMarkham)Sun, 29 Jan 2023 18:08 GMT
RT @TheADHDadults #AdultADHD isn't trendy. It's been criminally underdiagnised for years. The reason it appears that famous celebrities are all coming out as ADHD is because they are the only ones being reported about. 1 in 40 of everyone you have met is #ADHD. So 1 in 40 comedians are too!
One of the most common symptoms of ADHD is hiding yourself, making yourself small and quiet. When we’re young, we learn that our intense ADHD feelings alienate us from others, so shutting down our feelings in order to manage becomes a very logical coping mechanism.
ADHD Designer (@ADHDdesigner)Tue, 24 Jan 2023 18:25 GMT
Getting an ADHD diagnosis and medication is like someone took a list of ADHD symptoms and built a very specific obstacle course.
ADHD Jesse (@adhdjesse)Tue, 24 Jan 2023 23:43 GMT
The autistic/ADHD desperation to hold a thought until you can action it or write it down, because if you stop thinking about it for even a *second*, it may vanish, never to return.
Callum Stephen (He/Him) (@AutisticCallum_)Sat, 21 Jan 2023 20:32 GMT
Unfortunately, a task that is “easy” or “simple” or even “super important” is not the same as “something I can convince my ADHD brain to do.”
ADHD Jesse (@adhdjesse)Mon, 02 Jan 2023 21:01 GMT
Writing notes to help remember things, but then forgetting to check the notes. #stupidadhdthings
Danny (@ABCsofADHD)Fri, 18 Dec 2020 01:22 GMT
ADHD = standing in the kitchen, wondering why.
ADHD Jesse (@adhdjesse)Fri, 20 Jan 2023 02:58 GMT
ADHD is procrastinating my entire hierarchy of needs.
ADHD Jesse (@adhdjesse)Thu, 19 Jan 2023 03:24 GMT
ADHD is struggling to remember what’s on your to do list all day, but then not being able to stop thinking about what’s on your to do list while you’re trying to fall asleep.
ADHD Designer (@ADHDdesigner)Thu, 19 Jan 2023 05:36 GMT
Having a classic ADHD day. Can't decide what to do of many options, so I'm doing nothing instead.
Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin)Mon, 16 Jan 2023 19:14 GMT
When you have ADHD you never quite know what's going to interest you next. Right now it's trying to get enough sleep.
What society tells me I should be: A full-functional adult What I actually am: A pile of coping strategies in a trench coat
Structured Success (@StructuredSucc)Tue, 28 Jul 2020 00:31 +0000
She was responding to Gomez guitarist Tom Gray on Twitter
i love when ADHD people use parentheses because it’s like oooooh bonus context
Vivian (@muchnerve)Tue, 20 Dec 2022 17:35 GMT
It’s shocking how many Autists and ADHD’ers have Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)! Perhaps we are so used to being criticised for our differences, entirely blamed for mutual communication challenges, and told we have done something wrong, that we just come to expect rejection?
Callum Stephen (He/Him) (@AutisticCallum_)Tue, 20 Dec 2022 19:35 GMT
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Getting diagnosed with ADHD (10 mins read).
Looking back at the process to get diagnosed with ADHD.
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