People with ADHD kick into high gear when a deadline’s approaching because sympathetic nervous system activation makes the task stimulating enough to hold their attention. But you can invoke that effect by purposely activating the system w/movement & getting your heart rate up
I had been trying to verbalize this sentiment for years — when I witnessed siblings speaking on each other’s experiences pic.twitter.com/dmeDcuHrof
- Gabor Maté clips seem to be going viral recently. This is a good one
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but ADHD does NOT mean you are hyperactive. Some ADHDers are hyperactive, but there’s a whole other presentation of ADHD called Predominantly Inattentive, which is more common in women and doesn’t look hyperactive at all.
I just love when the advice NTs give is the exact opposite of what helps many ADHD'ers. NTs: "Pick a spot for everything. Always put it back in that spot." ADHD'ers: "Where does it usually end up? Stop fighting it, that's it's spot now. Plan for that being it's spot now."
People get so mad when psychologists suggest that ADHD + childhood trauma are related. But why? It makes perfect sense. Chronic hypervigilence and chronic dissociation are both normal response to complex trauma. No one can focus deeply when the body is stuck in survival mode.
It crushes me how self-conscious my ADHD friends are. Rushed apologies for being 5 minutes late. Remorseful explanations for not replying for a couple of days. Constant sorrys for interrupting. We've been trained to see the things we struggle with as friendship dealbreakers.
Idk what you want to call it - adhd, executive dysfunction, but I have a lot of trouble keeping my environment clean. It's gotten better over the years, but is still super hard for me! It's surprising that there's not more discussion about the psychology behind this stuff 1/ pic.twitter.com/EaCzoYvJQG
Some really great turns of phrase in here to describe difficult-to-describe things
Sometimes I wonder what I’d be like if I stopped embracing my selective ADHD and tried adderall. Grateful that I never got on it in school or I’d probably be getting paid to make PowerPoints. But caffeinated horse blinders applied to work you like… could be interesting.
I'm used to talking very openly about my mental health journey, but I've been quite hesitant to share how I made it to my ADHD diagnosis as it was, without a doubt, the darkest time of my life. As if 2020 wasn't hard enough😩 #CosmicTakeOver pic.twitter.com/RCa4FQeCoA
A lot of the tasks ADHD people struggle with aren’t that hard to do. They’re often admin tasks they relentlessly procrastinate on. And they’d be better off hiring a remote assistant on a low hour retainer to complete them instead of taking amphetamines.
everyone got adhd, but not a single person be talking about hypersensitivity to certain sounds, scents or even colors/shapes 😒 or how you always got late responses to things because it takes you longer to process them 😕 or being overly talkative and how embarrassing it can be
We ADHDers struggle with (what I call) internal structure. Due to our internal motivational issues and executive dysfunction, we struggle to drive ourselves. We require some external aid, be it meds, coping strategies or accommodations, to help keep us up and on our feet.
Anyone else with ADHD have difficulty forming strong opinions on anything? I feel like I’m such a grey thinker and I think about too many viewpoints, can see value in all angles and my opinion is often very weak, and very fluid #askadhd
- Can very much relate to this.
Seeing some tweets on the TL about ADHD and I’m feeling a thread coming up... I have written several in the past but I’m not sure if any directly talk about how (my?) ADHD is slippery and resists negative reinforcement. You can’t frighten/intimidate ADHD away. I tried. For years
"You can’t frighten/intimidate ADHD away"
especially for people with ADHD--we crave novelty. if I need to buy a new planner every three months because that's the amount of time I'll use the same one before I get bored with it? it's cheaper than trying and failing to use the same planner and then paying the ADHD tax