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I'm sharing this absolutely everywhere I think is appropriate, because it is game changing for me.

How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: "Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is an extreme emotional sensitivity and emotional pain triggered by the perception – not necessarily the reality – that a person has been rejected, teased, or criticized by important people in their life. RSD may also be triggered by a sense of failure, or falling short – failing to meet either their own high standards or others’ expectations. [...] RSD can make people with ADHD anticipate rejection — even when it anything but certain. This can make them vigilant about avoiding it, which can be misdiagnosed as social phobia. Social phobia is an intense anticipatory fear that you will embarrass or humiliate yourself in public, or that you will be scrutinized harshly by the outside world."

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Hahaha (sob), I even have to deal with RSD when posting this. "But what if it's not fandom applicable enough?" Hush, brain, it's definitely fandom applicable!

Ahem. For anyone who's ever been absolutely terrified to post something fannish because "what if no one likes it," this might just be the answer you're looking for.

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Date: 2016-10-08 05:03 am (UTC)
lilysea: Serious (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
Thank you for this post. ^_^

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Date: 2016-10-08 05:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
I am glad you posted this.

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Date: 2016-10-08 05:25 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
:D I think it's important to give people positive feedback for doing good things.

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Date: 2016-10-08 06:45 am (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Fandom applicable enough I want to link to it on Fans for Accessible Conventions! (Assuming you haven't, and my current fail-brain remembers)

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Date: 2016-10-09 03:59 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Done ;)

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Date: 2016-10-08 08:16 pm (UTC)
inoru_no_hoshi: The most ridiculous chandelier ever: shaped like a penis. Text: Sparklepeen. (Default)
From: [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
... WELP. I didn't know this was a thing (...and I'm not diagnosed with ADHD but I keep seeing things that make me go IT ME), but boy howdy does that look really familiar! /o\

Edit: Also thank you for giving me a name for some of my brainweasels. <3
Edited Date: 2016-10-08 08:17 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-10-10 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jazzyjj
This is very interesting. I don't have any type of mental-health disability, but some of my friends do. I'm curious to know whether RSD and consumption of caffeine are in any way linked. The reason I'm curious about this is that one of these friends drinks coffee like it is going out of stock, and he has epilepsy plus some form of mental illness. He drinks decaf from time to time, but by in large he pushes the caffeine big time. He says he's tried everything to rid himself of the habit, and honestly I think some of us have been a little hard on him. I'm by no means a mental-health professional, nor will I ever claim to be one. However, it would be interesting to find out if these 2 are in fact linked.

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Date: 2016-10-11 10:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lauredhel
I don't think it's a stretch to guess that the pregnant people who were continuing to imbibe a lot of caffeine may well have been self-treating their own undiagnosed ADHD in that scenario.

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Date: 2016-10-11 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
I was going to suggest that.

In my family we have:
1) my mother, who gave up drinking anything more strongly caffeinated than weak black tea when pregnant, bc it made her too jittery otherwise, and
2) my Dad, who drinks ~500mL of coffee every night before bed and sleeps fine (he doesn't even need an alarm clock to wake up on time).

(Neither of my parents have official diagnoses of anything, but my Dad fits a lot of the ADHD stereotypes.)

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Date: 2016-10-11 10:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
Apart from the obvious stimulant effects, caffeine is also genuinely addictive, in the sense that tolerance develops so you need more to get the same effect, and people experience withdrawal effects if they cut down consumption too quickly.

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