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I really appreciate this post because a lot of people think that ADD/ADHD is that “my kid is hyper” bullshit but in reality, it really does interfere with a lot of my daily routine. School is really hard for me and socializing can be even harder. People lash out at me or make fun of the stuff I do or how I act but are unaware it is because of my ADD. Thats when it gets me more emotional than I already am about it. I have people get upset when I don’t comprehend what they are saying, or I don’t stay focused. Trust me, I am trying really hard but it’s not in my control. I tend to stare off into space, most of the time I’m not even looking directly at anything but someone will call me out on it or make fun of me because the way I look as I’m concentrated. I tap my foot a lot and curl my toes/fingers a lot because it’s a form of releasing energy and makes me at peace but to others it just looks like an annoying stupid habit. I am not just “really hyper and attention seeker”, I am a person with an overwhelming amount of brain activity. I feel like I have so much happening in my head and there isn’t enough room for it all. No on/off switch, no slow down speed bumps. It’s a lot deeper than most people that don’t have ADD think it is.
Hello followers. I wanted to involve you guys in a situation where my ADD has led me into some trouble.
About a month ago, I received a “fix it” ticket for my tailight. For those that don’t know, a fix it ticket (at least in California) is a ticket given to a driver to fix the issue with their car and then pay $25 and it’s done.
I got the ticket and of course, I forgot all about it until a week before it was due, so I took action to buy a replacement taillight but of course, I received the wrong one and customer service was being incredibly annoying. I returned the wrong one and never got another…because I forgot.
So, this ticket went to a full on ticket, from $25 to $207. When I got that in the mail, I meant to pay it…but I forgot. So, now they slapped on a $300 late fee.
I called my psychiatrist so he can write me a note confirming my ADHD and I will try to talk to the people at the collections window to at least wave the late fee and receive payments on paying the $207.
I will let you guys know how it goes. If it goes bad…I will try to develop strategies on how NOT to forget your fix it tickets! If it goes well, we will know if our ADHD will help us with getting the state to understand our issues as a whole.
I’m so tired of needing to look something up for my ADD and it’s always about the situations children go through, not adult situations.
- Schizophrenia: patients usually have less brain tissue
- Major Depression: scans show less brain activity in depressed brain
- Alzheimer’s: brain tissue significantly shrinks, hippocampus is usually the first region to go
- ADHD: less brain activity in the frontal cortex (area associated with decision making)
- OCD: high brain activity
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): hippocampal volume reduction (area involved in memory) and increased activation of the amygdala (area involved in emotional responses)
This is so important! I usually don’t reblog posts but people need to understand that mental illnesses are NO CHOICE! You cannot get over it, or snap with your fingers and just be okay again. It takes constant fixing and a lot of strength to get out of this.
So to everyone who judges people with mental disorders: people don’t get a choice to develop a disorder or not, but being stupid and telling them to get over it is a choice.
PLEASE DONT JUDGE THINGS UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND!
we joke about procrastination but nothing is worse than the nauseating feeling of having every intention of doing something but physically not being capable of doing it and then feeling like you want to throw up because the deadline is just getting closer and closer.
I need to write this stuff down…I’ve been stressed lately…Ima do em all.
1: Adhd. I am 15, i was diagnosed a little over a month ago
2: I said a lot of stuff without thinking, and I couldn’t control my impulses…I’ve always been this way, but it started getting really bad freshman year - i lost friends over it.
3. Idk. my dad’s in denial that it even exists. My mom thinks treating me like I’m 5 and telling me to behave myself 24/7 thinking it will help..My sister holds it against me..I guess my phsychiatrist is really the only one who is helping…
4. One time I was mad at this kid and we were in an argument. I blurted out, calling him gay, so I was sent to the principals office (which happened quite frequently for me). I had read the first chapter of tom sawyer recently and recalled the word being used in a different context so I told the principal I meant happy and I got away with it.
5. My parents convinced me to go to military like overnight camp and I was so stressed and low on sleep that I couldn’t function normally and control myself at all so I said nonsense and blurted out stuff constantly - everyone thought I was mental, and some even said it to my face.
6. I guess I like the fact that I get these creativity sparks at 10 at night, and I’ll find myself drawing or writing or doing something random, which is cool and supposed to be a symptom of ADHD.
7.My mouth and my impulsiveness. Definately. I got in trouble for saying stuff without thinking a lot in elementary school, and still have issues not saying what’s on my mind. Along with the impulsiveness - I would do a lot of dares and stupid stuff when i was younger and kind of got characterized as an idiot.
8. I think it’s fine. I’m being put on a low dosage of some type of ritalin-like med next week, so I’ll see how it works out.
9. I find myself stressing at school, trying to act normal, but once I get home i let out all my energy I’ve been suppressing, so I get pretty hyper..so i wouldn’t recommend this..
10. i just really hate how sometimes I act dumber than I really am, I was generalized as being the idiot of the school when I was younger..I did girl scouts - I’d get invited over to one of the girls houses for a meeting, and I could literally feel this one mom who disliked me - to the point where she treated me different from the other girls like I was retarded or something - I was only a second grader…I was scared of her for years.
11. First of all require testing for this kind of stuff. The only times teachers would recommend being checked out for this disorder were when grades were low for a student - i feel like i was looked over because i had decent grades…I feel like if ADHD isn’t caught early the child won’t have time to learn to control themselves before they are older, and it begins to affect them socially…I was sent into months of depression and anxiety because I felt like a freak for a lot of the past year…If the school had caught it early I and others could have avoided this.
12. I just consider ADHD part of me. it can be both at different times..
I just want to show everyone what my room looks like.