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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

@shoutcacophony @muninn it seems very cross cutting. The wikipedia page has a section that covers many of them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executiv

Everything from brain damage to the frontal lobes to more specific disorders (schizophrenia, autism etc), and also stuff that hits the whole brain (Parkinsons, Alzheimer's), along with stuff like depression and just being excessively stressed.

The disorder itself has many facets, from planning and memory issues, odd sense of time, etc.

@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

@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.

@shoutcacophony @muninn I've basically complete disregarded point-in-time measures of cortisol in my studies now. In most cases of autism, the cortisol is high thru the day, but not in the morning. For allistic people, the reverse tends to be true - With a spike of cortisol in the morning helping people 'wake up'.

Thinking of it as my brain being asleep has helped me cope better and find strategies to mitigate it by targeting stuff that improves cortisol/serotonin directly.

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@shoutcacophony @muninn Its kinda a broken record at this point, but the saying of how exercise helps with all of this stuff - I think it because of odd things to do with how muscle/fat composition affects the circadian rhythm. dovepress.com/circadian-rhythm

And I think the interplay of all of that with insulin levels is why better diets, exercise, and fasting all seem to help with Alzheimer's symptoms.
news.northwestern.edu/stories/

It really is all interconnected in a very complex way.

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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