going live to play more Cuphead! (from 5:30 to 9:00 PM EDT)
new ears + ARKit blendshapes yippie!!!
also late and back to destroying the birds
By the way, if you're curious, the huge spike in adults being diagnosed with ADHD is only partially due to increased awareness.
The big reason is Long COVID. Evidence is mounting that LC significantly worsens ADHD symptoms. Many people who were asymptomatic or could manage with behavioral therapy alone are now seeking medication.
My son has #adhd which makes it super hard for him to do homework in a timely manner. A couple months ago I mentioned pomodoro and after struggling with one section of an assignment for hours, he asked me how long the intervals are. I didn't know off the top of my head and before I looked it up he said, "nevermind - I found an app".
It looked like it helped him but I'm proud that he is trying things to help himself. #parenting
How does one choose an #adhd diagnosis person? I mean on what basis should they be evaluated?
Obvs they should have some kind of relevant training. But other than that....reviews? Just visit them and see what I think?
ah, they finally renamed SCT to CDS:
it's not in the diagnostic manuals. people who have it usually get an #ADHD diagnosis instead.
they're basically separating this group out into a new disorder because the symptoms are different enough, but it's still under active research.
Dziś mam mega dobry dzień, moje #adhd w końcu mnie polubiło. Tymczasowo.
Zmyłem naczynia, gotuję obiad, posprzątałem mieszkanie, posprzątałem kuwety kotów, podałem kotom leki i cóż, cisnę dalej. Zostało mi obrobić najnowszy podcast (wczoraj nagrywałem wywiad), może ogarnąć parę rzeczy. :)
Took a day off #adhd meds yesterday since it was basically just me here alone on a day off.
I didn't like it.
By afternoon I was quite despondent. I gave up trying to create *any* #guitar lead sheets because I couldn't figure out how organize *one particular* song.
I had trouble getting to #sleep then had vivid, disturbing dreams.
1h after taking a dose this morning yesterday's lead sheet makes perfect sense and I can't wait to dig in.
Starting to think having to switch #ADHD meds is a good thing.
70mg (max dose) of Lisdexamfetamine taken four hours ago and feeling zero effect.
Hopefully new meds arrive early next week.
There's more events in the pipeline, and some unannounced.
If you are looking for a (remote or Benelux) speaker on #neurodiversityatwork for your event, let me know!
I have done all of these things, but especially leaving mail unopened. For months.
Ahhh, the #ADHD decision paralysis of having the day set aside to play games, and being unable to choose which game to play.
#knitting ok guys I am too ADHD knitting a scarf for a friend and I got too sick of the orange so I skipped ahead… I am NOT sorry… will use the orange in another project… also not choosing to follow pattern exactly. Ha ha I never do. I am randomly doing the lace sections and making them random height #Adhd
I don't like how #livestream chat is flooding at fast speeds during the streams of popular #Twitch streamers. I cannot keep up with the fast moving text WHILE I process the stream itself. New text are a lot less frequent in smaller streamers which lets both me and the streamer read the text with ease.
Also includes my new icon based on #neurodiversity!
A better #introduction after some sleeps:
I'm a DBA in the Inland PNW. It's pretty but also pretty dumb place(just like all the dumb places other people have to live). In addition to my current job I have also been an adult-ish:
* a social case worker (housing),
* high school teacher (photography),
* a photographer,
* graphic designer (page layout at the local alt weekly),
* stage manager
I have two kiddos (Oldest is just now leaving home for uni, Younger is entering grade 4).
Hark! A person with #ADHD has decided that this will definitely be the time they will become focused and organised. The other 56 attempts were just a practice run and don't count.
What are your favourite
- Time trackers
- Website/App blockers
- Pomodoro Apps
- Apps like Obsidian but not Obsidian
- Organisational tools
- Focus tools
OSX/iOS and Websites :)
My wife & I are intending to continue streaming our multiplayer Subnautica playthrough (using the Nitrox mod) tonight from 19:30 (BST; UTC+1) on Twitch 🎮
We'll probably be gaming for a good few hours & you're welcome to come watch us :TransHeart:
I've been reading @QuestionableContent for a very long time, and just this month Jeph has brought in a new character who so completely encapsulates it, it's actually kinda scary.
This panel in particular is verily ripped from my own life, many times over; people assume you did the self-sabotage on purpose and want to understand why, and you have no answer, so you do this to spare yourself the discussion, and them the long process of reaching that conclusion on their own. #ADHD
So when you get your #ADHD diagnosis after you've spent 50+ years just living with it, and finally get some help, it's a trip.
Like, when you are young and you look around at things with functional systems and you *understand* them but cannot seem to make them work for you, yea though you try to for days/weeks/years, it makes you conclude certain things about yourself long before 50 years have passed.
And then you learn that you just needed a pill that was always available. That's a trip, man.
Masking and ADHD - Widescreen by Answers In Reason
#ADHD #masking #adultADHD #adultADHDjourney #ADHDdad #ADHDsupport #ukadultADHD #ADHDmind #ADHDmindfulness #vlog #ADHDvlog #ADHDfacts #ADHDdiscovery #AiR #tiktok #answersinreason #answer #answers #mind #book #reading #ADHDinfo(widescreen)
I just downloaded to read Keith Turvey's chapter on "England’s essentialist teacher education policy frameworks as double texts".
Useful reading for those of us concerned with issues of deprofessionalization and flattening and misuse of evidence bases.
Currently reading "Extra Focus: quick start guide to adult ADHD"
This paragraph seems to be on point for how I operate. Oh no.
Psych2Go | 8 Struggles of Being a Highly Intelligent Person
came across this video while looking for something completely different.
some of the things on that list resemble #ADHD symptoms a bit, such as being unconcerned with detail and being easily bored if the task isn't novel.
The biggest disadvantage of adhd, which, apart from the lack of ability to focus consistently, absolutely interferes with my life and which I would like to get rid of as soon as possible? Rejection sensitive dysphoria. 🙄#ADHD
Having a tough one. Really feeling like a fuckup. I see how confusing I make things and miss what seems obvious to everyone else. Wasting people’s time. I am very embarrassed.
I hate ending the week like this. #adhd
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My meeting notes have a "meanwhile" section to jot down things my #ADHD brain briefly fixated on, so I can let that thought go for now and get back to the meeting.
I write. It literally soothes me, even when it makes me angry, excited, or sad.
2021/2022 I suffered slow mental health decline, followed by the world crumbling around me. After a whopper meltdown, some ongoing medical treatment, and writing, I began to climb out of the ashes. Then...
During the corporate return to the office (RTO) phase last year, I was tossed out of the corporate window. Instead of landing with a splat, I spread my writing wings to fly (read: take a one-year unpaid leave of absence/sabbatical).
The universe shined on me while I took this opportunity to write my face off. Since August 2022 until now (Sept 2023), 22 pieces of my heart and soul have received acceptances from journals online and in print. There is an eight-year-old girl inside me screaming for joy at the chance to be let out of her corporate prison.
When life gives you lemons, trade them for something more useful.
Or, when life demands a forced (and impossible) return to the office after a mental health breakdown, embrace the opportunity to be your true, authentic self.
Currently, I'm fascinated with #microfiction +/- 100 words. However, I write and read several formats, genres, and word counts.
Too much intro? I'm a writer with #ADHD, this is the SHORT version 😂
Avoid avoid avoid while it gets even more overwhelming and finally explode when I'm forced to deal with it.
Over the years I developed strategies for some of this, but having named and identified the issues I can maybe search for help on the significant remainder.
And just recognizing the "I'm shutting down due to overwhelm" is starting to be really helpful.
After 13 months of waiting, Teen2 is finally getting an appointment for his #ADHD diagnosis.
Hoping it will help him get the support he needs in college...🤞
After having spoken with a good number of ND people recently, I now have two things I think* are possible indicators of ND people (whether they know it, or not):
2) caffeine self-medication (I’ve heard “caffeine doesn’t keep me awake”/“doesn’t effect me much”/“helps me focus/context-switch/socialise”.)
The second one surprised me, although looking at my own relationship with caffeine it probably shouldn’t have.
Dear #ADHD ers. I just had a thought.
Have you also been told many times that you are very limber/flexible?
Is that something that comes with ADHD?
found on an #ADHD page.
tying to stay calm when you're an easily excitable person whose feelings are mainly controlled by external stimuli isn't easy.
if you're that kind of person, and you don't want to be on drugs all your life, your environment is going to need adjustment.
does this make you a bit of a snowflake? well, if so, do you want to be a happy one or a sad one?
I downloaded and started reading the first of @cjrando’s BioTech Legacy books (BioTech Legacy01: Stars Rain Down) the other day, and while the #ADHD means I’m struggling to read in general right now, (apparently I’m 7% in lol), I’m really enjoying what I’ve read so far. Y’all who are into #SciFi should definitely go have a look!
Oh, to be a privileged ADHDer! Where even your mess gets mentioned in Vogue.
I do love Sophia Coppola, but can't help thinking of all the talents, and the talented messes that the world will never get to appreciate or see.
Pictured: Sofia Coppola’s studio photographed in 2000 for Vogue, Photography by Bruce Weber
Okay, new #ADHD treatment plan
Methylphenidate 18mg modified-release tablets (taken in morning)
Methylphenidate 36mg modified-release tablets (18 * 2) (taken all at once, in morning)
Methylphenidate 54mg modified-release tablets (18 * 3) (taken all at once, in morning)
All with Methylphenidate instant-release 10mg tablets on top (one a day at 2pm)
So I'm starting again, which is frustrating, but at least I have the instant release as a top up from the start.
Hope this goes okay... very very anxious this morning.
That #adhd feel of: let's just grab a sweater before going to the farmers market, right I wanted to tidy up the closet, oh these sweaters and jeans really need to be mended, I should at least mark all the fragile bits. And then it's somehow at least an hour later and you still don't have a sweater on.
Behold, my goodest friend Dex's kickstarter that I've watched evolve from the very first sketches to this glorious official launch.
Proudly celebrate your daily life wins with cute enamel pins!
Dex is a phenomenal artist & independent illustrator, there's lots more to the project than this one image shows, and I really want all the pins.
SO PLEASE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD, BACK THIS, BOOST THIS, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS
YOU Bounce off the walls
I am a little less sleepy and able to achieve 25% more of my basic tasks
We are NOT the same
I think I might have #adhd. I know really know nothing about it. I am going to look into getting evaluated for it. Medication aside, does anybody have a list or a website they can refer me to for commonly asked/approved workplace accommodations? Also maybe a website that explains it well?
I used to make fun of my father for listening to the "Easy Listening" station when he was reading or doing work.
Now that I'm older I realize that was the 1980s & 1990s equivalent of all the "ADHD music to study by" YouTube channels I was using.
And now I've stopped using those and am listening to easy listening background music on https://seeburg1000.com when I'm working. 😂
Sorry, pops. 😬
Hyperfocus for hours to get my Linux desktop config just so. Fourth test run, there's an error somewhere that the window manager doesn't log or report.
(faint sound like dry twigs snapping in my head)
Reboot into Windows.
ADHD has become an identity, not just a disorder. We need a new way to talk about it | Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder | The Guardian
Jeep fits in the garage again. Massive win this week for executive function. 🧠 #ADHD
We are going through a major change at work. And by major I mean *we usually have 6-months to do this but we have 6 weeks*. I have never felt more alive with all this tasty, stressful adrenaline. Sometimes my #adhd makes life fun!
#GutenMorgen ihr Lieben aus dem #Fediverse,
ich wünsche euch einen guten Start 🚀 in den Tag.
Heute ist #Weltkindertag. Deswegen ein kleiner Reminder:
#Teilhabe ist ein #Menschenrecht. Auf Schule und Bildung bezogen heiẞt das:
#Inklusion #Nachteilsausgleich #Notenschutz stehen unseren Kindern zu!!!!!
Kommt gut durch den Tag🤗
Accommodation Or Abuse: The False Choice Managers Have With #Neurospicy Employees
Do you want to be a leader or manager who actually works *with* your neurodivergent employees, or do you want to create a hostile, toxic, and *inefficient* work environment because of the fragility of your ego?
Looks like my insurance now won't cover my #ADHD meds, so it's $400 for a one month supply. This is after meeting my annual out of pocket maximum.
Teen2, ADHD, initially decided to give college a go and... it lasted a week.
I can see the discouragement and disappointment in his eyes.
I also know there is no trying to change his mind because he is so fragile mentally right now.
I need #encouragements and the strength to stand by him against all the judgmental remarks of the family who don't understand #ADHD