ADHD CHRONICLES

Back to School and Back to ADHD

Ana Krajinovic
Ana’s stories

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Explained in comics

Created by the author.

In a cruel twist of fate, ADHDers are insanely creative, but rarely have the perseverance to materialize their ideas.

Fall is a special season for all ADHDers. After a cozy summer of not-so-many obligations, we are back to our busy schedules and with it back to our ADHD symptoms. Here are three ADHD symptoms that come back to life in this beautiful season.

The crux of ADHD (Attention Hyperactivity Disorder) is that it makes it hard to control where your attention goes. What this means in practice is that we end up directing our attention only to the things that we perceive as fun, and completely ignore anything that is not fun. We are always one step ahead looking for the new fun thing, and when we have found something fun, we just cannot let it go, until something better comes along. This relentless search for “fun” can lead to some absurd situations. Here they are!

1. Back to school/job/work is scary!

Some of us don’t need scary Halloween costumes to get spooked out. Life is scary enough.

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Ana Krajinovic
Ana’s stories

A linguist and comic researcher, PhD, and comic creator writing about mental health, languages, creativity, and life stuff (also on anakrajinovic.substack.com)