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Victoria366

758d

Hi! So I am neurodivergent, I have only been diagnosed with ADD, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. I personally feel like these diagnoses shouldn’t make me feel the way I do. I have such a hard time focusing and getting things done, so much so, it’s even hard to maintain a job because I just can’t understand things correctly and/or retain information enough to do so. And my memory is another issue I have, which also plays into making it hard for me to retain information. It’s like I live life with things going in one ear and out the other. Does anyone else feel this way? If so, how do you manage it?

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    • Charcoal

      758d

      I have the worst time staying focused and grasping new concepts. I’m a preschool teacher! It helps because we need to be all over the place anyway and the concepts are easy!

    • Oboeplaya94

      755d

      Forgot to add****depression diagnosis at 12 years old

    • Oboeplaya94

      755d

      So I’m hoping this may help some of you, but I taught band for 5 years, had all the same issues and problems you all described above, and it’s taken me a master degree in psychology and the Internet (LOL) to find I may be on the spectrum. If you think “Sheldon cooper” from the Big Bang theory but I am way more emotional. But people get confused since ASD is confusion or inability to have emotion. Well, it’s true I don’t know how to read people or interpret directly what they say because I’m learning a brand new set of reactions to a brand new person. Life overwhelms me so much and my very first mental illness diagnosis was depression, I added anxiety at 19, and at 26 it became Adhd. I go for my doctors appointment tomorrow and it may be autistic at 27.

    • Victoria366

      758d

      Thank you guys so much for your input, it all means so much!

    • CharlieGrayce

      758d

      Omg yes!!! Someone put it into words! My memory is awful these days and I can’t focus to save my life. I used to get really frustrated with myself when it would happen but that only made it worse. I’ve found that organizing with notes and planners is helpful.

    • Snickerdoodle

      758d

      Yes!!! It is one of the most frustrating things ever! I’m a nurse, and I especially struggle with remembering and prioritizing. The only way I’ve survived this job is with medication and writing EVERYTHING down! I still have to ask people (like doctor’s) to repeat things literally ALL the time.

    • Charcoal

      758d

      I have the worst time staying focused and grasping new concepts. I’m a preschool teacher! It helps because we need to be all over the place anyway and the concepts are easy!

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