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MaryMary

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MaryMary

Someone shared this article with me. It's not talking about being transgender but for those here that suffer from ADHD it's great to help you understand yourself. I also think that the article underline the importance of taking care of yourself and be authentic as a trans person. If ADHD is "interest based attention" then if you live as your assigned gender and you don't want to it handicaps you on an "attention" level too. The article also talk about rejection dysphoria wich, in my mind, can also pay a role in a transition process.

 

https://www.additudemag.com/symptoms-of-add-hyperarousal-rejection-sensitivity/?fbclid=IwAR1xx4VkK13B5SPDPiAkRLkIrZw29yVdaLSJwgHPtsJNp_aKKMsq3xFB-6E

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Cyndee

Thanks for post this Mary. I can relate, I grew up with terrible ADHD as a young person, and was prescribed Ritilin, i stopped taking it because it made me feel so yukky.  I almost did not finish school because of it. Fortunately today, I've adjusted, I had to, it was not easy.

 

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VickySGV

WOW!  I have not been diagnosed specifically with ADD/ADHD but I have had counselors see many of the traits described here in my life, and I see them too.  Get me interested in a specific project, and I will be deeply involved for the duration and may even seem to isolate myself.  Start boring me and I am, out of the game so fast it will make a hole in the air.  I am going to have to get serious here on that third element they talk about, because I relate to it all too well, but as they say in it finding how to talk about it is the big issue.  Thank you for posting this.

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