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ndcultureis · a day ago
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nd culture is not really connecting to the fact that you are human in a human body for many reasons, external or internal.
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autistic-af · 4 hours ago
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Anyone else take aaaggeeess to watch a movie or TV episode?
I constantly have to pause and do something else before going back to it. Even if I'm very interested. I just can't pay attention that long.
I'm pretty sure this is the ADHD side of me, but just wondering if this is common with other ADHDers? Or is it my autism? Both?
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cowardnthief · 7 months ago
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why do neurotypicals always assume there’s an ulterior motive behind “i don’t know.” bestie my mind is simply empty <3
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back-in-blackwell · 8 months ago
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ADHD tips from my school counselors:
“You need to create a study routine!”
“You need to stop fidgeting...you’re distracting yourself!”
“Get more exercise and take your meds!”
“Stop procrastinating!”
ADHD tips from my friends with ADHD:
“I eat one chocolate chip for every page I read.”
“I can only study by playing the gravity game on the Quizlet website. I need to beat my friend’s high score.”
“Every ten minutes I get up, put on one song by Taylor Swift, and wiggle around until I feel better.”
“Instead of checkboxes, I draw little flowers next to each task, and after I finished the task, I color in the flower in a fun color.”
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mr-squiggley-poufs · 11 months ago
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Ok so I've found a way to describe what Neurodivergent Can't Do Task Mode™ feels like to neurotypicals
So you know how you can't make yourself put your hand down on a hot stovetop? There's a part of your brain that stops you from doing that? That's what Neurodivergent Can't Do Task Mode™ feels like
Even if we want to do it, there's a barrier stopping us from doing it, and it's really hard to override
And why does our brain see the task as a hot stovetop? Because when neurotypicals finish a task, they get serotonin, but we don't get that satisfaction after completing a task. A neurotypical wouldn't get serotonin from putting their hand on a hot stovetop, it would just hurt. When we can't do a task, it's because our brain knows that the task will hurt (metaphorically) and wants to avoid that.
It's not that we're choosing not to do the task, it's that our brain is physically preventing us from doing it.
Neurotypicals can and should reblog but please don't add anything
(Sorry/not sorry about the random bolding, it makes it easier for us to read)
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chaotic-neutral-toga · 2 months ago
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I feel people don't understand how complex ADHD is is because they can't grasp the concept of your brain literally denying you shit.
Like, your brain kinda IS you, it shouldn't be able to do that shit??? But then ADHD's like "pls father can i watch any of the 200 anime ive saved" and your brain says "p e r i sh" or "hey can i fucking move from this position" and your brain says "haha no<33".
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cl0wnic0rn · a month ago
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Things you should not say to people (especially neurodivergent people & people with trauma):
"It's weird that you carry a stuffed animal with you"
"just clear your head"
"you're not a kid"
"you're too old for toys"
"stop humming"
"stop bouncing your leg"
"just go over there"
"it's not that hard"
"grow up"
"you're talking too much"
"you don't seem [enter mental illness/disorder]"
"your room is disgusting"
"don't you ever do anything?"
"did you even try?"
"you look crazy"
"are you sure you want to wear that out?
"why are you always crying?"
"that's just life"
"get over it"
"you should understand this easily"
"I think you're faking it"
"i don't think you need meds"
"you used to be so happy"
"you've always had a good life"
"what part of ____ do you not understand???"
*yelling*
"it's not that many people, stop covering your ears"
"this is the real world"
"it's not hard to make friends"
"are you slow or something?"
"what's so hard about ordering food?"
"you're still not done with that?"
"it didn't seem like you had adhd until your diagnosis"
"i really don't think [insert mental illness/disorder is real"
"i don't care how you feel about it"
"why can't you follow simple instructions?"
"you always pull your phone out in public and don't talk to anyone"
"if you cared, you would've heard me"
"no, you're just not listening."
"it's just a hug!"
"could you just act normal"
"stop being so quiet"
"stop being so loud"
"why can't we touch you? we're your family."
RB and add your own! Remember that your mental illness does not make you any less of a person and no one should treat you as less of a person because of it. ✨
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tfw-adhd · a year ago
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This ADHD and Autism Venn Diagram was requested even more highly than the ADHD and PTSD diagram, and I finally got round to making it...
(Click here to see other diagrams)
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ndcultureis · 2 days ago
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possible nd culture is loving being in the car alone cuz that’s the only place you can sing and talk to yourself without being looked at like you’re crazy
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autism-fucking-rocks · 5 months ago
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"But how do you know you won't like this food until you've tried it?"
If I eat a Bad Sensory Food, every cell in my body rejects it. The mere possibility of something being a Bad Sensory Food is enough to keep me away. It's not just picky eating, I physically can't force myself to consume some things.
I remember one time my family tricked me into eating fish by telling me it was chicken and I damn near cried because of the texture and taste. Didn't cure my sensory issues, by the way.
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intersexfairy · 9 months ago
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sensory issues be like *turns up phone brightness to hear better* *turns off light to see better* *socks don’t have to match but they MUST be the same length and texture* *washes hands out of no where because they don’t feel clean* *oversensitive to one sense but undersensitive to another, related sense* *unlocks phone to concentrate*
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adhbabey · a year ago
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Here's the ADHD Checklist! I finally made it, it's originally from this post. But I've put it in a more easy to read manner.
Requested by: @partykeet I hope this helps!
If you don't know if you have ADHD or not but have an inkling you might, these are important questions to consider when self diagnosing and researching into the disorder!
Executive Dysfunction
Do you struggle with getting things done?
Do you mean to do it and you don’t?
Do you feel overwhelmed by trying to do it?
Do you forget to do it?
Do you feel like you can’t for whatever reason?
Emotional Dysregulation
Are you often told you’re overemotional?
Are you told you overreact?
Do you feel like you can’t control your emotions?
Do you often go from one emotion to the next?
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)
Do you react strongly without meaning to?
Do you get really depressed after wearing yourself out?
Do you feel awful after someone’s criticized you?
Do you often spiral when something goes wrong?
Do you feel like you can perk back up when that person asks you what’s wrong?
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
Do you have a hard time waking up?
Do you have a hard time going to bed?
Do you have very vivid dreams?
Are you aggressive and irritable when someone wakes you up (for like, school)?
Do you struggle keeping a consistent sleep schedule over vacation or summer break, even on the weekends?
Inattention(Dissociation) and Hyperfocus
Do you often zone out?
Do you daydream?
Do you get disinterested often?
Do you feel like you can multitask (listen to music and read at the same time)?
Do you get so absorbed in something that when you return to reality, hours have passed by?
Hyperfixation and Emotional Hyperarousal
Do you have “obsessions” or things that feel incredibly pleasurable/taste good when you interact with them?
Do you have a loud mind that runs a thousand miles a minute?
Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed out by your mind?
Do you overthink or overanalyze things?
Is your head really foggy or thoughts blurry?
Working Memory, Inattention and Object Permanence
Do you seem to have memory problems?
Like you cant remember something someone told you to do (homework, chores)?
Or you easily lose things, having it just been there?
Do you forget that things exist after having them put away?
Do you forget important things like birthdays, dates and numbers, but remember other “trivial” things?
Do you have a hard time remembering the past or your childhood?
Stimulation and Stimming
Does listening to music help you get things done?
Do you need to watch something while you’re eating and get distracted if you don’t?
Do you feel dissociated or distracted when you can’t listen to music or have your phone out?
Do you constantly fidget, shake your legs, play with parts of things?
Do you feel like if you try to stop fidgeting, you’ll feel an urge to do it more?
Do you have a million phone games?
Do you feel like some games aren’t enough to play on their own but some are too much that you can’t focus on anything else?
"Money Blindness" and Impulsivity
Do you have trouble with money when given control over it?
Do you spend money on things other people find pointless or useless?
Do you have trouble with microtransactions?
Do you feel like when you buy something that you’ll have enough money left for things you need?
Are you often broke? Especially if you claimed that you would save money?
Do you often feel like the consequences of buying something aren't that serious?
Time Blindness
Do you have a hard time keeping track of time?
Do you feel like you’re often late to things?
If not, do you have anxiety, and often panic about the time?
Do you often have a hard time keeping a schedule?
Do people say you have poor time management skills, but no matter what you do, you can’t fix it?
Habits, Executive Dysfunction and Disorganization
Do you have poor hygiene?
Do you struggle to remember to brush your teeth?
Is it hard taking a bath/shower? If so, does it take a long time to get into the bath or shower?
If left to your own devices do you wear the same outfit for days?
Do you often look disheveled despite trying to be organized and clean?
Do you often rub off makeup or have messy hair?
Do you try to be organized but no matter what, you can’t?
Boundaries, RSD, and Volume Control
Do you struggle with boundaries?
Do you have a hard time controlling your volume (either too loud or too quiet)?
Do you feel like you’ve ruined everything when someone tells you that you did something wrong?
Do you think you’ve offended people when you haven't?
Do you have a hard time judging reality correctly (like you think you’ve offended or hurt someone and you feel awful but it didn’t bother them that much)?
Disclaimer: Don't say someone who self diagnoses is faking. If you relate to these questions and symptoms, you definitely are not faking. ADHD is a disability that is incredibly hard to manage. People who have it don't like it as they have likely struggled all their life. Being undiagnosed and unmedicated is damaging and traumatizing. Be kind to people, especially if they don't have access to medical help.
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tolkien-fantasy · 3 months ago
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One of the traits of Autism/ADHD/Neurodiversity that doesn't get talked about nearly enough in my opinion is Slow Processing Speed. Or at least, it's not talked about in the right way.
As someone with exceptionally slow processing speed, I've always felt very embarrassed and ashamed of it. My reaction time is pitiful compared to most people - If you threw a frisbee at me, it'd be 5 inches away from hitting before I even realized you threw something. Not to mention the bullying that came with it. I've been called "slow", stupid and the r-word more times than I can count.
There's so much stigma around being "slow", and it's made my life significantly harder. I've even tried ways to speed up my reaction time and processing speed, but it's just how my brain works and I can't exactly undo it. So, I offer this message instead
If you're "slow", like me, your brain is beautiful. You're not embarrassing or stupid or less-than others. Just because you work a little differently than everyone else doesn't make you inherently worse-off. You're a beautiful person with great skills, talents, dreams and likes. Anyone who says otherwise can shove it. We need more positivity for Neurodiverse symptoms even when they're not considered valuable or beautiful.
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jamespotterinskirts · a month ago
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It’s funny because a lot of the people who refuse to acknowledge or compliment a neurodivergent kid on things that can actually be impossible for some of us, like waking up on time, being organized, finishing work, paying attention, etc. because “it’s their job they don’t need praise for doing the basics” will often be the same ones lavishing praise on parents of neurodivergent kids for …feeding them… providing necessities… not abusing them… you know, the basics. Their job.
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