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When ADHD Makes Everything Seem Like Work

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I currently have piles of laundry around my apartment, a dishwasher that needs to be loaded, a suitcase that needs to be unpacked, a bunch of emails that have been waiting to be responded to since July, a stack of unopened mail and a form from my insurance company that needed to be filled out by last week for my coverage to remain active.

My stomach’s been growling for the last hour, but I have yet to go warm up a plate of food. This is what attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) looks like.

Even the smallest tasks are work. Logically, I know that it will probably only take about five minutes to get one of these tasks knocked off, and it’s really not a ton of work but ADHD makes starting feel impossible.

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