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May 24, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
ADHD is: being pretty good at basically anything you want to be and absolutely terrible at anything you need to do to live.
*no experience is universal.
But of course, we all know that because not every experience applied to us before dx/self-dx but the weight of it did and so we still accepted our ND.
Once again. Not saying some, is not the same as saying all.
May 22, 2021 • 18 tweets • 4 min read
Non-ADHDers, who take adderall to help them study, are statistically *more likely to fail* than the non-ADHDers who don't.
ADHD students who take adderall are statistically *as likely to pass or fail* as non-ADHDers who don't take adderall.
Learning this was important for me.
ADHD (in the USA especially) has become a sort of moral panic. But... Its hard to fight doctors.
So, as with all moral panics, they start to try and pin things that society considers wrong on it.
In this case. Cheating.
May 22, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
God I'm really slow this morning
God I'm hungry this morning
*remembers putting breakfast bar in pocket*
Apr 20, 2021 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
So this is my least favourite kind of response to this. I understand not every person with ADHD (or even anything else) will have the same traits. So if you don't vibe with it that's cool. Not saying 'some' is not the same as saying ' all'. But this super feels like gatekeeping.
See I was diagnosed late, at 34.
Part of that is I don't fit in to some of the typical stereotypes. I'm ADHD-C, and clinically more hyperactive - but, that hyperactivity is mostly internal. I also grew up poor, where adhd kids are more likely to be dismissed as 'naughty'
Apr 18, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
So the really interesting thing I'm finding with this is the diversity of people identifying.
It seems to span age, race, gender, nationality and language - that feels really rare to me, esp when talking about communication which traditionally varies wildly across demos.