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ADHD 얘기 나오는 김에 정리하는 #ADHD에_대해_모두가_알아야_할_것들 타래:

-겉보기에 과잉행동이 없고 산만하지 않아 보여도 ADHD일 수 있다
-세상엔 여성ADHD인들도 있다
-세상엔 성인ADHD인들도 있다
(최근 ADHD '환자'에 대해 부정확한 표현이라는 의견을 접해서 이렇게 번역)
-80%이상의 성인ADHD인들은 자신이 ADHD인이라는 사실을 모른다
-ADHD에 대해 잘못 알려진 사실들이 진짜로 많다
-ADHD있어도 학교생활 잘 하고, 학위 따고, 취직하고, 대인관계 문제 없고 가족과도 잘 지낼 수 있다
-ADHD를 막 극뽁~! 해내고 완치ㅡㅡvㅋ 이런건 없다
-진단 안받고 치료 안받는 ADHD는 심각한 결과로 이어질 수 있다
-ADHD 약은 약물오남용의 위험을 "줄여준다"
(미국에서 쓰이는 애더럴이 한국에서는 마약류로 분류되는데, 그래서 마약중독자 되는거 아니냐 하는 편견이 있는거 같아요/불확실)
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The scary side of #adhd that not people don’t often talk about:
1. Likely to live up to 20 years less than a neurotypical
2. High addiction propensity
3. Low to No Impulse control
4. How much money that makes you waste.
5. Low inhibition - add alcohol and you’ve got a great situation in which be taken advantage of.
6. You have a bad memory, a really bad memory - admit it.
7. It takes you a long time to mature in some areas.
8. Your brain is predisposed to recording the bad parts.
9. You’ve likely ghosted you fair share or people simply because you don’t understand emotions very well and may avoid the hard stuff.
10. You can have physical pain due to boredom 🤯🤮
11. At some point you may question if you really know yourself.
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The worse part of #adhd for me used to be an unending barrage of negative inner commentary.

I have coping mechanisms that have allowed me to fit in for years but the internal negativity was always there.

Then I decided I deserve better.
Don’t you want to see how a neurotypical brain can tune out and turn off noise?
Want to feel trust in your emotions?
Your reactions.
Have hope for the future?

You deserve better.
40% of us have some kind of comorbid (occurring together) condition along with ADHD
50% of us have anxiety specifically.

If you had diabetes you’d take medication to live - easy choice

ADHD is treatable.
It is manageable.
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#ADHDers have a "talent" for disappearing.

ADHD-ghosting usually happens when RSD is in control; we believe the other person/ppl don't want anything to do with us cuz we made a mistake, missed a deadline, etc etc.

They're also a response to being overwhelmed by "all the things"
But sometimes it's entirely unintentional. We don't notice time passing so don't realize how long it's been, & we aren't good at recalling something without being prompted so something needing a reply can get pushed to the background when our attention is full of "all the things"
These vanishing acts can occur gradually or in one big impulsive withdraw. They end up persisting when we don't know how to reconnect with that person since it is often viewed as a breach of trust or as being rude; making it all the more difficult for us to overcome this behavior
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On #WorldMentalHealthDay, which poignantly for me coincides with October's #ADHDAwarenessMonth, I wish to follow the example of others & share my experience in what I believe is an unfit for purpose mental health service here in Scotland. #TeamADHD #neurodiversesquad (1/?)
After years of operating in a constant state of overwhelm, exhaustion and anxiety, I went to my GP in January to seek a referral to NHS psychiatry because I had come to believe that I was suffering with undiagnosed ADHD. A week later I received this letter. (2/?) Image
For 6 months leading up to this appointment, I had carried out thorough research after a colleague from a teaching job caused me to question if ADHD was at the root of why I was so deeply miserable in my university life. It wasn't long before the penny dropped. (3/?)
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A brief thread of my real #ADHD experience:

ADHD is...

Wanting to do the all the things but being able to do less and less the more there is to do.

Desperately trying and failing to learn new names while being able to recall loads of facts even you don't care about. 1/
ADHD is...

Doubting even your strengths.

Unloading anger and frustration on those closest to you because you held it together all day at work and something has to give. 2/
ADHD is...

Taking on more than you can handle because you want to be helpful.

Feeling strong emotions without knowing why. 3/
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I've had my new planner for 48 hours and I'm kind of amazed with how much stuff I accidentally have gotten done, and also my decreased level of stress just because I have a place to write down the stuff I need to do so I stop forgetting.
Destroying the concept of time in my planner was seriously the secret to everything, I guess. It's not like I used time in it anyway. LOL I can't. Anything with an actual date/time goes in my phone so I'll get 15 reminders/alerts about it to remind me that Time Is Approaching.
For those who missed, this is the ongoing evolution of me designing the perfect system for my brain. This year I finally stopped pretending I was ever going to use a medium that doesn't yell at me to mark the passage of time.

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#HateToDisappointYouBut ADHD is likely not what you think it is. I'm saying this because most people think #ADHD is just hyperactive, naughty little boys, and it couldn't be more wrong. It affects life in so many ways. If you know people with it, please find out what it's about.
I keep raising #ADHDawareness because there are LOADS of undiagnosed #ADHD adults in the world, living their lives, struggling, wondering why almost everything is so difficult. I've read that about 80% of ADHD adults don't know they have it. It's tragic! I found out at 38 myself.
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I’m not sure what magic caused this to appear in my timeline but it gave me a nudge at a point where I really needed a nudge (or maybe a good hard shove). It also spoke to a core fear: that I’d get there and nobody would believe me. How can this be a problem now at 48?
But of course it wasn’t just now - it’s been at least since university DVD probably before. It was just never noticed because I could gut through things and was basically quiet. The more I read about ADHD, the more things made sense.
So anyway, I went in yesterday. I had bad allergies as a cover story in case I lost my nerve. But they listened to me and now I’m going back next week to see where it goes.
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