@brandon I have ADD. That count since it's a subset of ADHD now?

@splatt9990 I would say it falls in a similar enough category, especially since a lot of the hyperactivity can present itself in mental or psychological form rather than physical

@Batcastle Of course! I'm trying to find my ADD/ADHD friends on here as I'm slowly moving towards getting treatment. Do you have any treatments or strategies that you've tried in the past?

DM Reply welcome if preferred

@brandon If you're open to medications, Focalin is a good alternative to Aderol. Less addictive. I took it for years as a child and had no major side affects. My mother can vouch for it's efficacy 😂

As far as strategies, there's a YouTube channel called "How to ADHD". The lady behind it REALLY GETS what having ADHD is like and provides great advice on how to handle life.

@Batcastle Definitely open to meds. The last one I had taken was Vyvanse but I didn't realize at the time that Caffeine was fucking with the efficacy in a weird way so I'll be trying that again when I see my doctor

I *love* How to ADHD, she's so caring and helpful and it shows that she's doing her best to break the stigma. I feel like she's a great ambassador for the mental condition

@brandon got some autism with co-morbidities, damn close

@wdavery Indeed! I have heard that a lot of the symptoms overlap. Have you previously sought out treatment for it? dm replies welcome if you prefer

@bhart hi hi! :) Yes you, with the slowly raising hand! How are you?

@brandon Yep and I'm totally procrastinating instead of working right now... Waiting for the time pressure to kick in.

@iridium192 Yeaah the time pressure is real. But I had a good day today. I used the pomodoro method today to study for 3 hours over the course of 5 :O It surprised me.

What sorts of strategies do you try to employ to alleviate your symptoms or at the very least make them easier to deal with?

@brandon WOW nice...

Yea I have an ADHD coach and she described a couple of ways to bring up interest:

* Gamification - I haven't made any mechanisms here for my current role as a Dev, but I did employ them when I was working as a machine shirt presser. I would compete with myself to see if I could break 500 shirts in 4 hours.
* Sparklizing - Make something re-interesting by changing it up.
* Rewards - I give myself some Zelda BOTW time after 1 hour of work.

@batvin3211 no way! Is it more impulsive, attention related, both? Hyperactive?

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