Inattentive ADHD & The Elephant Brain

Helping children and parents understand inattentive-type ADHD Book Review: Andrew’s Awesome Adventures With His ADHD Brain This article consists of two parts: The first is an explanation of inattentive-type ADHD and how it is different from other types. The second is a review of a book called Andrew’s Awesome Adventures With His ADHD Brain, by KristinContinue reading “Inattentive ADHD & The Elephant Brain”

No, Tylenol Does Not Cause Autism

That’s not what the research says: there is no conclusive evidence proving a causal link Popular media always gets it wrong I was avoiding writing about this because I did not want to lend validity to the ridiculousness of these recent claims that Tylenol causes Autism. Having recently been solicited by Autism Moms (TM), asking me toContinue reading “No, Tylenol Does Not Cause Autism”

Time Blindness Explained

ADHD, Autism, and Executive Dysfunction What is time blindness? Time blindness is difficulty recognizing or estimating the amount of time which has passed. It can also cause difficulty estimating how long it will take to complete a task. Time blindness can happen as a result of executive functioning challenges causing difficulty with planning and organization.Continue reading “Time Blindness Explained”

#BellLetsTalk: Less Talking, More Walking

Walking the walk, as in effecting meaningful change 2023 update I was (unfortunately) just reminded that #BellLetsTalk day is coming up. In light of the blatant virtue signalling and large corporations profiting off a meaningless campaign, I propose a different hashtag to mark January 25, 2023. I propose #DontBeAllTalk. I am a neurodiversity and mentalContinue reading “#BellLetsTalk: Less Talking, More Walking”

Autistic Mirroring, Masking, & “Unstable Personality”

Yet another ‘ah-ha’ moment for me. One of my most popular pieces is I Was Masking For So Long, I Lost Myself. That story begins with the following quote: “She doesn’t have her own personality, she just acts like whoever she’s with.” An observant, but cruel bully said this about me, I think I was aboutContinue reading “Autistic Mirroring, Masking, & “Unstable Personality””

Strategies for Managing Executive Functioning Challenges for Adults

How partners, employers, and loved ones can support people with executive functioning difficulties Executive functions Neurodivergent folks struggle with executive functions (EF). There are roughly five categories of EFs, and each person will struggle in different areas. In this article, I will provide concrete examples of how each EF might look at home or atContinue reading “Strategies for Managing Executive Functioning Challenges for Adults”

Recovering From Burnout

Practical ways to take care of yourself while recovering from burnout What is burnout? Burnout can happen any time, to anyone. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. People often talk about it in relation to jobs, but burnout can be caused by a whole host of lifeContinue reading “Recovering From Burnout”

A Review Of Supplements Which Claim To Improve ADHD Symptoms

Information to help you avoid scams and clever marketing Brief disclaimer I am not a medical professional. My areas of expertise are psychology and mental health, in particular ADHD and Autism. I have done extensive research on these topics, but the following is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice.Continue reading “A Review Of Supplements Which Claim To Improve ADHD Symptoms”

When Autistic Inertia Impedes

Inertia: What it is and what we can do to overcome it What is Autistic inertia? Similar to ADHD Paralysis, Autistic inertia arises from executive functioning (EF) difficulties which can cause us to become both physically and mentally “stuck”; unable to move forward, start something new, or to switch to something different. This can be owing, inContinue reading “When Autistic Inertia Impedes”

My Top 5 Medium Articles From December & January

My five most popular stories from the last two months Happy new year! I’ve been on quite a roll so far this month, publishing 14 articles over the past 12 days. For those who were still in holiday mode and might have missed something, here are my five best-performing pieces on Medium from December 10, 2022 toContinue reading “My Top 5 Medium Articles From December & January”