This post explains ADHD way better than I’ve ever seen it explained before.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, it really does need to be called executive dysfunction disorder. I hate when I bring up my ADHD and people are like "that's just trouble focusing don't make excuses for other behavior" ADHD was named for the symptom that annoys people

4:08 AM · Jun 23, 2021

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*neurotypical people, not for what it actually does to us.
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Neurotypical people are mostly assholes when it comes to neurodivergent. Even if they consciously understand, their unconscious biases make them impatient with us. Especially when they’re putting their unconscious expected frame of mind onto us.
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this explains so much... my executive function is terrible and i always thought that was me being depressed and lazy rather than my adhd, until now
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Isn’t executive dysfunction a symptom though, I though people with other diagnoses could have executive dysfunction
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It’s more complicated than that? It’s a symptom of the root cause, but it’s the symptom that people observe and diagnose, so it’s the “cause” of the diagnosis. The root cause is dopamine dysregulation, but the criteria are met when people struggle with the exec. functions
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to quote one of our friends, it's kinda like calling food allergies "no snacks in class disorder"
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The problem is that there are executive function difficulties that are not ADHD. Now, it *could* be an entire diagnostic category, ADHD being a subset of that category (and potentially renamed). Which is, honestly, how it should be categorized to be as accurate as possible.
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there's other disorders that are named after symptoms not necessarily exclusive to that disorder. for example, dependent personality disorder -- other disorders (esp other PD) can cause dependency on others, but DPD is characterized most strongly by it.
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Is today perspective day? it feel like it.
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I saw someone call it DAVE
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