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What do you feel is the most under represented symptom of ADHD?

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    • Hurricane

      866d

      The intense feeling of being overwhelmed

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    • rateater669

      863d

      For me it's definitely the "ugly" stims. people act like stimming is just waving your hands around like you're trying to fly, or jumping up and down. my stims will get to the point where I hit my arm because I need to release energy. I have to ask my roommate to let me borrow their pillows so I can scream into them to let energy go.

    • Carrotboot

      864d

      The executive function disorder part of it is horrible.

    • Gabsbabs

      864d

      RSD!!!

    • ADHDuh

      864d

      RSD, short term memory, inattentiveness i feel like my adhd is literally consuming my entire life at this point and my doc wants me to stay on 1mg of guanfacine to avoid returning to stimulants

    • abbz

      864d

      all of the just overwhelming emotions, and lack of self confidence

    • chronicallysassy

      864d

      Idk if this is a symptom for everyone as I was just diagnosed but I tend to get sensory overload very quickly. Like my mom will be talking to me and asking me questions and one moment I’m fine with it but the next I’m telling her to shut up and I can’t control it.

    • Acacia

      864d

      Redfox you could also look into the overlaps between ADHD and OCD, intrusive thoughts like that are a big OCD thing for a lot of people

    • RedFox

      865d

      (!!Trigger Warning!! - mention of sexual violence) (I’m not sure if this is from ADHD or one of my other conditions, seeing as I don’t know much about them) I frequently get extremely disturbing intrusive thoughts and images about the people around me (to give context, I get a range from about 1-15 intrusive thoughts per 5 minutes — and that’s a very rough estimate, seeing as it can be much more). My thoughts range from mutilating myself, to suicide, to violence against other people, to imagining being raped, to memories of being raped before, to indescribable but intense physical sensations. I constantly get them, and I’ve always felt like I was a monster for having them, but I found out only a few years ago that other people get them too.

    • Ellammk

      865d

      Mood swings, manic hyper episodes, constant inner dialogue

    • Chrysanthemumbee

      865d

      Inability to listen/follow directions.

    • Naturemushfairy

      865d

      Hypersensitivity to external stimuli and sensory overload at scenarios where other people without ADHD don’t understand why I get panicky.

    • llarskyy

      865d

      the feeling of being bored and underestimated all the time

    • mosquito

      866d

      meltdowns caused by a sensory overload

      12

    • Janie

      866d

      i know a lot of people who don't have ADHD who don't realize that hyper focus is a thing

    • Estrel

      866d

      The inability to retain information 😞 i almost didn’t graduate because i didnt know this was a symptom of adhd and couldnt get help for it

    • Hurricane

      866d

      Can i change my answer 🤚💀

    • Hymn

      866d

      RSD is a huge struggle for me as well and I totally agree! It's so common yet most people don't even know they have it.

    • Hurricane

      866d

      Thank you, i just googled that and now have learned that i probably have rsd 😂

    • Jadie

      866d

      RSD. And all the weird feelings it gives you and makes you think about yourself. Doctors havent given it much attention and there are a lot of people with ADHD who dont realize That Thing they deal with is that.

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    • Hurricane

      866d

      The intense feeling of being overwhelmed

      14

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