ADHD is a Significant Risk Factor for PTSD

And not surprisingly, ADHD + PTSD can lead to addiction. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Complex PTSD (c-PTSD) is caused by ongoing trauma, or trauma that was previouslyContinue reading “ADHD is a Significant Risk Factor for PTSD”

Neurodiversity Is Not A Group of People

Neurodiversity is a political movement, a philosophy, and a personal framework. I made a rookie mistake. I don’t use reddit, but recently discovered r/ADHD, and tried to post there without first reading the community rules and guidelines. I made a short, simple post introducing myself as a fellow neurodivergent, which was flagged by the moderatorContinue reading “Neurodiversity Is Not A Group of People”

ADHD: The Gift That STILL Keeps On Giving

Comorbid Conditions Continued A Brief Recap I previously wrote about the most common co-occurring conditions with ADHD, which are anxiety, depression, bipolar, addictions, and borderline personality (BPD). Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent groups of comorbidities in people with ADHD, most commonly social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Depression and Bipolar disorder (BD) are also highly comorbid with ADHD. CliniciansContinue reading “ADHD: The Gift That STILL Keeps On Giving”

Oppositional Defiance?

I have written three extensively-researched articles about the topic of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (O.D.D.), in particular as it relates to ADHD.

October Call for Submissions

October is ADHD Awareness Month! Neurodiversified is our Medium publication, and we are inviting writers to submit their stories about ADHD, neurodiversity, mental health, psychology, and parenting. In true ADHD form, we are sharing our October call for submissions 11 days into October… but hey, better late than never is sort of an ADHD motto. Our OctoberContinue reading “October Call for Submissions”

Challenging Common Myths About ADHD

October is ADHD Awareness Month, so we’ll continue debunking stereotypes and correcting misinformation. “An ADHD brain is wired differently from other brains, and no sugar-free, gluten-free, screen-free diet is going to change that.” “Instead of expecting the children to do better, first we the adults must do better. Then the children will feel better, thenContinue reading “Challenging Common Myths About ADHD”

Masking and Code Switching

I will preface this by saying that I have absolutely zero understanding of what it’s like to experience racism, or to experience prejudice based on race, ethnicity, or language. I am a caucasian person living in Canada. I do have experience with sexism and ableism, which are not the same but share some commonalities, andContinue reading “Masking and Code Switching”

Fighting My Internalized Ableism

My internalized ableism and I are doing battle and I’m going to win because I’m heckin’ stubborn. “Internalized oppression is not the cause of our mistreatment; it is the result of our mistreatment. It would not exist without the real external oppression that forms the social climate in which we exist. Once oppression has beenContinue reading “Fighting My Internalized Ableism”

October is ADHD Awareness Month!

Stories About ADHD, Neurodiversity, and Mental Health My Fellow ADHDers: We Do Not Struggle With Object Permanence How Executive Functions Matter in Daily Living ADHD and Comorbid Conditions Support Needs, Not Labels Clumsy, or is it ADHD? ADHD Medication Trials Discovering My Neurodiversity Helped Me Rediscover My Passion Loud Introverts Unite (Social Anxiety and Sensory ProcessingContinue reading “October is ADHD Awareness Month!”