help request, executive function, adhd Show more
friend has adhd & the habit for the past few years of getting almost nothing done bc of it. they've tried to find therapy to help w executive function, motivation, & building a routine that works for them, but nothing is working.
would y'all mind passing this around & if you have any & all tips to help them do more when they're really, really not in the habit of getting things done, drop them in the replies? i'll tag 'em to be sure they can see it
(Though maybe I should add that there's mounting evidence that schizophrenia is not a likely sentence to death by neglect in some less individualistic cultures... people can still fall into traps of perplexity due to biological antecedents of psychosis, but it turns out that culture has a large effect on what happens from that point forward, and the angry, paranoid, terrified schizophrenic is more likely to be found in western society.)
I would argue that the dominant middle/upper class culture in the USA creates untold numbers of traps like that, and that a lot of people who fall into them are less sick than the people well-adapted to that culture.
But I'm pushing the bounds of what I can articulate or even explain in a bumbling way if pressed, so I'll stop for now.
Reading about early schizophrenia as I did earlier this week gave me a new appreciation for the role of "cannot compute" states in mental illness.
Some mental illnesses - and, I should add, some healthy states of being! - involve being vulnerable to, and falling into, traps which exist in the environment due to an inability to process certain aspects of said environment.
I can't wait until I find a *chefkiss* thinkpiece written by somebody who has the same absolute perplexity as me when it comes to the barrenness of relationship so endemic to the American middle & upper classes, but who can articulate it far better.
I've been struggling to do so in my own mind for years because I'm so vulnerable to traps created by the two-faced behavior which stems from this cultural phenomenon, but I haven't gotten very far.
drug mention Show more
How do normies do all those ... THINGS ... in a day, like every day all the time, without like a meth IV drip??
disturbance of self in schizophrenia Show more
EASE: Examination of Anomalous Self-Experience
Description of a scale for rating the intensity of "self-disorders," distorted perceptions of self which are common in schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder, and in people at high risk for schizophrenia.
Useful for its concise descriptions of these experiences. Skip to p. 240 if desired.
what it's like becoming schizophrenic Show more
Phenomenology of Anomalous Self-Experience in Early Schizophrenia
Key paper on disturbances in the experience of self before & during the onset of #Schizophrenia.
These phenomena appear to be a highly characteristic feature of the "schizophrenia spectrum."
It's possible to skip some thick prose and pick up at p. 124 if desired.
tfw the 10yo child & her mom are arguing over the choice of music on the ride to school and the child (who has the most robust executive function I've yet encountered in one that young) calmly explains to her mom that the morning sets her mood & energy level for the whole day and therefore she needs to manage her experience, which is something that took me my entire (much longer) life thus far to figure out, and which I've been stuck on implementing related fixes for the past 2 years
I learned in therapy that it's important to acknowledge one's accomplishments, even the small ones. (I also learned that doing things like making lists, tracking accomplishments, etc works quite well on people who think they're too smart for it.)
Well here's a win - I make dinner 3-4 nights a week where I'm staying now, and the kids regularly scarf down my home cooking & give compliments. Even random sleepover kids.
I'm proud of that. I love to feed people. I've been working on it for decades.
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