Hey everyone, I saw a community called ADHD Talk, but it’s got no users, so I came here instead.

I like this community because it provides a lot of funny contexts for the difficulties I come across in understanding my diagnosis, and some honest stories from other ADHD people (victims? Possessors?, Space cadets?)

It’s also hard because, like some legitimate OCD possessing members that groan at every mild example of specificity, it’s hard to filter out the general decrease of attention spans due to technological advances/rapid cuts used in animation from other people trying to understand and live with a diagnosed disorder.

Anyways, hoping I can make some new friends here (which despite being very social in person and 33 years old, I haven’t figured out how to make friends online somehow?)

  • @LrdThndr
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    284 months ago

    I’ve always thought that ADHD is the most poorly named condition I’ve ever seen. It’s borderline offensive. They named the condition after the fact that other people find us annoying, and even then, the name describes a single sign, and is far from all encompassing. It’s like calling Parkinson’s Disease “shaky hand syndrome”.

    The group responsible for the DSM needs to get off its ass and do better.

    • Onii-Chan
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      4 months ago

      They really need to rename it something that actually sounds as serious as it is, like ExecutiveDysfunctionDisorder (EDD) or some shit. My entire life was being played on Legendary difficulty due to no diagnosis until I was in my late fucking 20’s, and I was finally given medication and an understanding of all the ways my own shithouse brain has been holding me back.

      I’m now slowly catching up on life. It fucking sucks.

        • @Plopp
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          54 months ago

          Well, I saw someone calling ADHD erectile dysfunction of the mind, so…

      • @jqubed
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        54 months ago

        I’m 40 and only just now getting diagnosed!

    • amio
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      64 months ago

      “I’m afraid the diagnosis is Fuck You You Shaky Bastard Syndrome”

    • @RetreauxOP
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      34 months ago

      Mad respect, as someone who is trying to understand it better, it’s hard breaking down what I thought it was and how limited that is. It really starts with the name itself, I never really considered that.