An exploration of the poetry of

Autism

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I wasn’t sure about my ADHD diagnosis until I tried a stimulant

I wasn’t sure about my ADHD diagnosis until I tried a stimulant

My autism diagnosis didn’t surprise me – but my ADHD diagnosis did. I grew up in the 80s, and back then, while there was no ADHD we all knew there were some kids who were on Ritalin. And those kids really stood out. They were the ‘problem children’. They were often...

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Digital noise

Digital noise

I process the online world as 'digital noise'. I am sensitive to reading what people write. I am sensitive to the demand that being online places on me to respond to people. This is true even if it’s just a perceived demand, and not an actual demand. Due to some instances of online bullying that I have endured, there is also a very real anxiety response that happens in me when I write anything online.

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Pinball Therapy

Pinball Therapy

Pinball Therapy is an analogy that I am using to describe how it feels when I go into a therapy session. The combination of anxiety, autism and ADHD make therapy, counselling, or psychology sessions like playing a game of pinball.

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Medication Change: Weeks 3 to 4 – From Wonderwoman to Wondering What the F*ck?

Medication Change: Weeks 3 to 4 – From Wonderwoman to Wondering What the F*ck?

I was a bit stunned to see that I hadn't posted anything in over three weeks now. I mean, I knew that I had been focused on other things, but that so much time had slipped away was a surprise to me. I've had so much on my mind, and it's felt so overwhelming and I...