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Source: An inside look at ADHD.

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Me 100% of the time. Luckily Ito help for my ADD when I was a child

fun facts!

  • ADD and ADHD are the same disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder was officially renamed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 1994. Many people use ADD to refer to Type One presented here, and ADHD to refer to Type Two, but they are the same core disorder.
  • In many cases where ADHD carries into adulthood, it’s a genetic issue [My grandfather, mother, siblings, and I have all been diagnosed with ADHD], though this does not always occur.

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more fun facts!

  • there are a lot of talks about how ADHD is overdiagnosed, and that may be true for boys, but for girls ADHD is severely underdiagnosed.
  • older studies mostly looked at hyperactive boys and that’s the perception we have of ADHD. because of this many girls will go undiagnosed until adulthood.
  • most girls/women who have ADHD are inattentive type. they tend to be introverted, disorganized and daydreamers. 
  • girls will internalize these as personal failings and teenage girls have a much higher rate of suicide and self harm because of it
  • ADHD is often comorbid with anxiety and depression, both of which are caused by the failings from having ADHD
  • depression can present itself differently in people with ADHD. it’s more of a discouragement from constantly failing, but it can be just as debilitating.
  • read this article from the atlantic: It’s Different for Girls with ADHD


yes yes i like this very much!!! i have severe combination adhd and this is a really great thing!!!

hello yes I have ADHD inattentive type as well as depression and anxiety problems!

more on that:

  • depression and ADHD tend to contribute to each other, but the medications have opposing effects - antidepressants and antianxieties tend to make you drowsy and fuzzbrained (worsening your ADHD symptoms) but ADHD medications like Ritalin and Adderall are stimulants and can worsen anxiety and cause sleep problems. It’s a big issue for me!
  • since my depression stems from my poor performance in school and my problems connecting to other people, it’s hard to deal with it without dealing with the root cause.
  • conversely, sometimes my depression makes it even harder to concentrate - what little motivation I have to do things gets sapped when I’m feeling depressed!

Also, another fact: ADHD is considered an autism spectrum disorder! Meaning that many people with ADHD have difficulty with interpersonal relationships and may be slow to develop as children or develop in abnormal patterns. And like other ASD’s, it is possible to be highly intellectually gifted while simultaneously having ADHD. Not everyone with ADHD is highly gifted, but a lot of highly gifted people have ADHD.

  • Intellectually gifted children with ADHD are more likely to go undiagnosed longer because they’re able to partially compensate for their attention problems by being really smart, and so their grades may not suffer until well into middle or even high school.
  • Since our educational system, especially in America, is so grade-oriented, teachers may not notice if a student is struggling in other areas as long as their grades are good.
  • ADHD can affect a lot more than grades, though, and affects gifted sufferers as much as their non-gifted counterparts. Issues making or maintaining friendships, poor conversational skills, and a decreased ability to pick up on non-verbal social cues are all hallmarks of ADHD and other ASD disorders.
  • ADHD kids may talk either a lot less or a lot more - depending on whether they’re inattentive or hyperactive - than their peers think they “should.” They tend to get labelled as either “the quiet one” or “the annoying one,” respectively, and are often victimized and bullied for their poor social skills. I have a combination of both symptoms - when I’m disinterested or distracted, I’ll barely talk at all, but when I’m excited about something, I can’t make myself shut up (notice the length of this reply…?).

I could go on for literally twice this length but this post is getting really long. I want to study this stuff in college though, it’s fascinating, especially because no one knows exactly what causes ADHD or why stimulants help us with our attention problems!

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the really shitty thing about being told that youre smart your whole entire life is that as soon as you dont understand something you just kind of completely shut down and his this big shitty crisis because maybe youre not as smart as youve always been told 

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Interesting fact:

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offensive4you asked: Here's a question you'll either ignore, edit, or mock because it'll blow your underdeveloped brain. You're a feminist, disgustingly, yet have you ever protested anything that feminism actually stands for? For example, women aren't forced into the SSA, women have all female colleges, women get scholarships just for being female, women are more likely to be chosen for jobs. You do realized that the definition for feminism is "the advocation of women rights to be equal to those of men"? Doubt it.





It’s so adorable how hard you guys try to blow my mind.

There has been much discussion over the last few decades of including women in the draft, and now that women are no longer excluded from ground combat roles (which was the primary justification for their exclusion from the draft), you may get your wish. In 1980, the year the draft was reactivated, the National Organization for Women (NOW) announced opposition to the draft, but states that if there is a draft, NOW supports the inclusion of women on the same basis as men.” Not only that, President Carter himself "recommended that Congress amend the Act to permit the registration and conscription of women as well as men," but it was Congress that “declined to amend the Act to permit the registration of women.” Congress in 1980, by the way, was all of 3.6% female, so you have your fellow men to thank for your complaint. Oh, and an organization specifically for women in the military also supports inclusion of women in Selective Service. (Personally, I think the whole thing should be abolished for everyone, but I know you’re not really interested in my thoughts.)

Are you seriously complaining about all-female colleges when the reason they exist is that women weren’t allowed to go to college in the first fucking place? Education for women in the 1800s was minimal during that period. Schooling was for the male gender, and if a woman wanted to go to school, she was looked down upon.”  Oh, and there are about 48 active colleges in the US that admit only women, which is about 1% of all colleges. The historical exclusion of women from higher education, as well as the current gender imbalance in the STEM fields, are a couple of reasons why women-only scholarships exist; often, scholarships for women have a specific goal in mind, whether it is to get women into leadership positions, doctoral programs, or currently male-dominated industries or companies.” Also, there are scholarships just for men. And, you are flat-out wrong in your assertion that women are more likely to be hired. I mean, like, very wrong.

What were you saying?

And boom goes the dynamite.

And actually I’m completely right that women are more likely to get hired. An example of this: Apple, the company, recently released its diversity report. A diversity report shows how ethnically and genderly diverse a company is, why, I don’t know seems pointless to hire people basses on anything other than skill. Anyway, females make up 20% of apples tech employees, yet females only acquire an average of 12% of tech scholarships, and they don’t score near the top generally. So yea, you’re wrong. Like bad, bad wrong.

This such a sad attempt that I was tempted to leave it alone out of pity, but I want you to take note that you’re trying to prove me wrong about the “sexist” treatment of men by:

  1. providing an example of one, individual company’s hiring stats, which show that the company employs 80% men, in order to somehow demonstrate that women are universally more likely to be hired (because math means whatever you want it to mean?), and
  2. providing the statistic that men receive 88% of tech scholarships, which, though completely unsourced and therefore assumed spurious, does absolutely nothing to help your argument, if you can call it that.

This is getting really embarrassing for you, dude. You should probably lie down.