I want to tell you a story about how my mum taught me that I’m allowed to leave an uncomfortable situation.
I was maybe 7, I think it was my first sleepover at someone else’s house. I don’t remember the girl’s name. But before I left Mum told me that if I was uncomfortable at any point, for any reason, even if it was in the middle of the night, I could call her.
She was very clear. She said even if her parents have gone to bed I want you to knock on their bedroom door and ask to use the phone. I could call her even if it was late. And if her parents didn’t answer the door to just go find the phone and call her anyway.
I appreciate this article but this sentence really stood out to me as lol-worthy:
“The industry has grappled with harassment and toxic behavior since the Gamergate scandal of 2014,”
I grew up on video games. I’ve been gaming since I was a kid. I played Warcraft I and II, and countless other games on PC. We had a Super Nintendo, then a Sega, then the first PlayStation.
The console we didn’t have was a Nintendo 64. We used to visit my aunt in the summer, and next door was a family with 6 kids. 2 girls and 4 boys. They had an N64. Sometimes we got to play with them.
You know what bugs me most about ADHD research? I mean aside from the sexism, racism, classicism and the fact that it was considered just a childhood thing that people grow out of?
So... you know what bugs me fifth about ADHD research?
There’s so much research that’s built around the idea of preventing ADHD. So much literature around being a parent with an ADHD kid and how the parent can deal with that. And so much research explaining what’s going on in an ADHD brain in a clinical way.
And all this builds a frame where people who have ADHD aren’t really invited to share what it’s like, to use our own words, to try and help each other understand the similarities between our brains.
I’ve had a lot of questions asking for more info on this part so I’d love to give it a whirl and see if I can provide some answers! https://t.co/jyDIzJGG6N
So for how ADHD can look like depression and anxiety?
Well it’s usually cyclical. In my case it was working on a lot of projects at once to the point of getting overwhelmed (looks like anxiety) and then crashing and being unable to do anything for months (looks like depression)
Because of how dopamine works in ADHD brains (dopamine is your reward center, your yay I did the thing neurotransmitter), we don’t really feel a sense of accomplishment when completing something.