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Been thinking about #ADHD ADHD a lot lately, cuz I have it, and thinking about (a lot of) things (at once) is just what I do. (thread)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is really a bad name for it. We have no deficits of attention. We have a surplus of it. 1/ much that we have to use up the extra, "floating attention" (yes, that's what it's called) with some other kind of stimulation so we can focus on what we have to focus on. That's why some kids concentrate on homework better in front of the telly or listening to music. 2/
Rather than a deficit, what we have is the inability to regulate our attention. We can't force ourselves to focus on something that we're not already interested in, no matter how important it is. As kids we CAN'T just "pay attention in class," any more than we can fly. We are 3/
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When you are in a bad mental state having your self destructive behaviors pointed out is often not helpful. . . Since the goal is often self punishment. #mentalhealth #anxietydisorder
Anxiety tells you horrible things and makes you believe you are not worthy of love, even your own.
You may have feelings of self hatred or that you donโ€™t even deserve basic comforts like food, rest, or love.
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