One Story of ADHD from the 3rd Century BCE
Today, we’re going to learn about the Obtuse Man of Theophrasus, the earliest known written example of a character with ADHD in Ancient Greece, over 2000 years ago.
Although ADHD is often considered a modern phenomenon, and an abnormality or disorder, did you know that we actually have good evidence that ADHD is a normal neurodivergence?
The presentation or traits of ADHD are due to a genetic variation, or possibly several variations, just like autism and some other things most medical literature currently classifies as neurodevelopmental differences.
How do we know this? Well, besides current technology that allows researchers to actually look at how the brains of ADHD folks work in real-time, we have a lot of evidence of folks with ADHD in historical sources. …
When you think of a child with ADHD, and you’re a white person like me, what might pop into your head is the stereotype of the hyperactive, rambunctious little white boy who can’t stop talking. But, the truth is that people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and races have ADHD at about the same rates.
About 5–10% of everybody on this planet has ADHD. …
Isolation’s different for us introverts.
My first month in isolation was the best month I’ve had in years.
I’m an autistic mother, and significantly introverted. When I decided to have children, they came along with a social life that required me to participate in activities that exhausted me every single day. …
I’m an autistic woman in my 30s. I’m introverted and a little awkward, but I do enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. However, I have this recurring experience in social settings that I find off-putting.