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I have spent the last few years trying to rethink #mhealth. As we work to lessen #stigma and fear I ask everyone to keep an open mind, give feedback, and join me as I delve into some unique hypotheses. 1/
This started with my sphere of mental health. (Pinned) . I don’t believe true “normal” exists and feel everyone has issues that fit within the sphere. A dx comes because of observations that are inherently flawed & variable due to relative perceptions. 2/
I use the word “flawed” because none of us can read minds, therefore, there is no objective way to truly know exactly what someone is going through or how extreme their suffering is. This is one reasons #mhealth pros have such a difficult job. 3/
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Here's a short thread (20 tweets Ha!) on why I ended up in Keith, Moray from #Norwich in Norfolk & why I wouldn't live in any other nation. This is about about how #Scotland became my home because of love & how this led to support for independence & #SNPOrganiser for Keith 1/20
For context - towards the end of 2014 I came out of a mentally & emotionally exhausting long distance relationship w/ an American, I had just started a degree in Computer Science @uniofeastanglia & found myself content in my own company & 'aloneness' .. 2/20
Scrolling my @tumblr blog, I came across a blog that I found interesting. in 1 post Mr McDonald had written about jumping some stairs in his flat, smashing his head on a door frame, and coming too on his floor w/ blood pouring out his skull. I thought it was funny. 3/20
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Fellow #ADHD kids, what elaborate new planning/organization systems and rituals are we going to embrace enthusiastically for the first half of January?
If we can crowdsource data about price, fiddliness, cult following, # of dedicated subreddits, # of naturally organized people who swore it would change our lives or said “if I can do it anyone can!”, etc, then I can get a jump start on shame spiral trajectory calculations!
My poor therapists (all): Have you tried to-do lists?

Me: Yes! I love making them, but I constantly forget to check. Also putting a task on the list can “solve” its urgency & I forget. Whereas if I DON’T write it, the terror of forgetting might keep it in focus!

Therapists:
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Made this flowchart today to explain why it takes so long for me to tell stories. My brain can have a hard time distinguishing which thoughts/ideas are more important than others. It gets complicated. 🧠 #ADHD
Joined @HowtoADHD on Discord chat after becoming a Patreon subscriber today, which inspired me to draw this. It’s really nice to talk to other people who just... get it. 💕
Another drawing I made to help visually explain how #ADHD feels:
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Hello fellow #ADHD-ers!! An election is coming up and I know how tedious and hard it is for us to research our ballots and get motivated. Your brain is literally fighting you. But guess what! Still not an excuse to not vote! Here are some things that will help:
LET'S BREAK DOWN THE STEPS. I'll tackle practical logistics first, ballot research second. The second thing will probably be the hardest for us, honestly.

OKAY HERE WE GO– THE PHYSICAL ACT OF VOTING:
Are you voting in person?

1. locate your polling place! bfy.tw/4fOf Google has an easy form to enter your address.

2. Use google maps to find out how long it will take to get there from where you are coming from that day.
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What it's like, and what it costs, to go through a (complicated) pregnancy in the Canadian health care system: a thread.

This is very personal, but also political. And it's especially for anyone trying to gaslight Americans into thinking that socialized health care is bad. #m4a
In early January, my partner and I started trying for our first baby. On January 15, I took a pregnancy test and was shocked and delighted to have a doctor confirm it. Holy shit, it was happening! And so quickly! 

I surprised my partner with a cake I decorated myself on the bus:
We were SO excited. I registered with an amazing midwifery clinic in Vancouver. Had initial appointments, blood tests and genetic screenings. Ultrasound at 10 weeks showed a healthy, wiggly little peanut. Everything was looking good.

Total medical costs so far: $0.
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#TuesdayThoughts on #ADHD. Today – ADHD and #Anxiety. Anxiety is a major problem for many kids with #ADHD. Kids with ADHD often seem fearless, but many kids with ADHD struggle with anxiety. THREAD 1/
There is actually a lot of overlap between ADHD and anxiety – both can lead to inattention, restlessness, and irritability. 2/
About 30% of kids with #ADHD also qualify for an anxiety disorder. But even kids without anxiety disorders often have problems with anxiety and worrying. But why do kids with ADHD have problems with anxiety? 3/
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I did the most #ADHD thing the other day. I took one pill then got distracted + took another, so ended up wired when one dose makes me like a "normal" person. I'm coming out as ADHD now after building a record of hard work bc there's stigma. Lmk if you have qs about pros and cons
I'm in good company with Michael Phelps and Einstein 🙂. Basically even without meds I'm able to hyperfocus on what I'm interested in accomplishing but if you ask me to do something boring I'll be incredibly inept. healthline.com/health/adhd/be…
Also #ADHD is linked with higher sensitivity to things like bright lights, sounds and textures. I was only diagnosed a few years ago and just thought before that knit turtlenecks were a medieval torture device.
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Y'all know I have a lot of feelings so today is a lot. I've never been suicidal but it's all important to talk about. My diagnosis journey has been long and I've always been compelled to try lots of options and STILL felt a sense of defeat when I did find the answer (thread)
Like damn, how many years could I have had back I'd known earlier. I've always been intense. I like to perform, have a mouth on me, and enjoy making people laugh but have crippling anxiety and have experienced waves of depression before I even knew that's what they were.
I hit the worst wall after college and a breakup, cranking wayyyyy too hard through school not realizing what was going on. I am extremely fortunate that I had to capacity to tell my boss something was wrong with me when I could barely get myself to work, much less go an
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Hey I’ve just read this and not only is it every moment of my working life it’s also the time I tried to write a novel. Brief #adhd thread
So I got a partial pitch accepted to a small press. I was excited about it. I liked my idea. Off to the races. Except now I had to finish it
I tried every day to do a little bit and my brain would just slide off it. I desperately dreaded not finishing it. I wanted to so badly.
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