Wow. Yeah, this about sums up what it's like living with #executivedysfunction sometimes.

(Which, BTW, isn't just an #add / #adhd symptom, but also appears in #bipolar, serious #depression, and #tbi)

@muninn autism as well, allowing for how specialized interests can be more like "super buffer, always full" or similar

@ultimape @muninn exactly. in that regard, i have this weird thing where i'll being rehearsing a piece of writing, and i'll hit a sort of glitch/comma, that sounds like i'm getting the articulation wrong.

if i push into it, it's like "ok, i speak in tongues now" when i read the line, not "ok, slower means more space to articulate" as is "normal." if i slow it down, it can become closer to english.

if i fragment the line, it's back to standard english. longer line? back to glossolalia land lol

@ultimape @muninn and more everyday functions can be like *loses track of the breakfast plate* *notices it, does a sub-task* *loses track of it again*, but singular tasks are fine

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@shoutcacophony @muninn Ah, I had that same exact plate forgetting problem too - it manifested the worst in my mornings. With added agitation and mood swings.

Given how interconnected all of the disorders are, I actually found out autism types tend to have low cortisol in the morning. I was researching 'sundowning' in Alzheimer's and guessed it was probably a serotonin /circadian rhythm related problem I was hitting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundowni

Ritual/routine help, but that requires lots of order.

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@ultimape @muninn right, agreed. that's one of the reasons i asked, my first impulse is to be like "cool, add it to the specialized interest task list"

later: ok, tired, but must keep going

@ultimape @muninn interesting, do you have generalized info on this? tbh, i don't know enough about the specific etiologies here make sense of that, save for cortisol = stress, serotonin = euphoria, which i know is crude at best

@ultimape @muninn *nods* it's definitely complex, as well as sometimes being fraught with possible complications or even forms of data corruption, such as "the higher the childโ€™s parent-reported daily stress" with emphasis on "parent-reported", which is...potentially complicated

@ultimape i also have issues with a lot of these studies in terms of funding and emphasis, because they're a lot more about "finding a cure" than "how can we provide a range of tools to help autistic people function in a neurotypical society, if they so choose".

but the science itself is interesting, granted

@ultimape to each their own, but tbh, i don't care about if my cortisol levels are high or not in that particular way. but that's me

what would help, and i'm working on: knowing how to avoid alexithymic stressors, and how to address things when it happens

@ultimape i'm going to have to leave things there, though. best of luck to you

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