is there a way to find a medical professional to talk about this with in a way that won't end with them patting me on the head? ava.substack.com/p/why-does-ev

mh, addiction mention 

I relate really hard to finding the "lol just ADHD things" stuff Troubling. there's some quote somewhere that sat with me about a woman whose AA sponsor told her people wrongly identified phenomena as being "alcoholic things" that were... human things. and it had to do with the difficulties of recognizing shared humanity -- god I wish I could find that essay again.

AND YET. I live with very Not Online BF and it is CRAZY to me how differently his brain works.

mh 

like... there are people.... who don't.... get..... Twitter. it isn't satisfying to them. it isn't a dopamine hamster wheel. these are?? most??? people??????

mh 

I would feel better about seeing myself in that symptom list if there were more options beyond "here is a prescription, go away" and "no you faker you are drug seeking"

mh 

it's also frustrating when people are like "well for people who *don't* have My Condition it is all Easy and Automatic" like, no, there do not exist literally millennia of records of complaining about the difficulties of this kind of thing *just because of people who hit the pathological end of the scale*.

AND YET, HOW DOES MY BOYFRIEND REMEMBER WHERE HE HAS SET THINGS DOWN WHEN I CANNOT????

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mh 

@maya sorry, having some trouble understanding this. is this reading correct?

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so historical records exist covering executive function difficulties.

some of those difficulties were caused by what would be diagnosed in current day as executive dysfunction conditions like ADHD.

some of those difficulties were not caused by those conditions.

mh 

@bb010g yup, that's basically what I'm saying

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