How can I use technology to solve my ADHD?
>>83812725by using it less
You can't, technology is the cause of your ADHD
>>83812786This. Removing technology from your life is the solution.
>>83812786>>83812814But I need to use my computer
>>83813488Allah wills it, well my uni does
>>83813488>>But I need to use my computer>whyBecause it's 2K+21 stoopid, you need to use a device that can browse internet functionally to actually do stuff (your job, government work etc.) and using a cumpooter is better than using a phone while doing important shit.
>>83812725Adhd cant be solved using technologyYou can solve technology using adhd +(a sprinkle of autism)Anon, get the fuck out of the board, and start making shit now.When you wake up, dont try to slowly get out of bed, JUMP OUT OF THE BED.This is how i cope as an ADHDfag.The second you boot up a game or open an unnecessary webpage you have failed, when you wake up, your brain is fresh, keep it that way.You have to hold onto that non-retard mode as long as possible, completely, that also means that the only system where you can possibly waste time on is your computer. Cripple your phone as much as possible.You have strength anon, you can do it, you just need discipline.
>>83812768>>83812786Potentially these. Otherwise some kind of rudimentary shock collar that zaps you whenever you start doing something you shouldn't be.
>>83814624How the fuck is this 'rudimentary'.
Drink a couple of coffees
>>83812778you do it for free on behalf of them because youre a slave, which theyve made you via their meds. you are a slave. there is no denying it, you are a slave! tell me, slave, how does cancer spread? cancer slave faggot NIGGER!!
Just print everything out, works well for me when you need to concentrate.coffee is bad for you desu
>>83812725A stopwatch or egg timer are good to keep you focused and from spending too long on something. Music players, fidget spinners etc. to stimulate you also help focus. Blocking distracting websites like 4chan with a browser extension, or firewall, or custom DNS, or simply your hosts file, can also help.Also meds, or if you can’t get them unironically alcohol, though that’ll fuck with your health and overall mood and you can get addicted.
>>83815648You actually need to take your meds
>>83815741you do it for free on behalf of them because youre a slave, which theyve made you via their meds. you are a slave. there is no denying it, you are a slave!tell me, slave, how does cancer spread?cancer slave faggot NIGGER!!
replika.ai >>83812768do you have any proof correlating internet use with a genetic disorder? is it internet use or social media or both? did you know the only symptom reported from daily social media abuse is depression?
Dude weed lmao
>>83815803blind kike worship
>>83816047I don't think that'll help but if you want to go ahead.
>>83816047It's at least worth evaluating in addition to every other suggestion if you're serious about trying to mitigate or overcome this attention/focus problem.The same applies here as well. Maybe it works well for you, maybe it doesn't. Maybe you can use it as a temporary crutch or a long term one.But it's not sensible to dismiss it outright without evaluating it imo. No reason to throw options out. That would just seem like making excuses to not improve yourself in the ways you wanted to.(obviously directed at OP / anyone in this situation, not you specifically)
>>83814326You're a grade a retard if you think adhd people need discipline. They need a working prefrontal cortex. No amount of discipline in the history of humanity has fixed adhd. If discipline fixes your issues you don't have adhd.
>>83816218This. If you're desperate you put the time in researching substances that might help with brain damage and take the risks of experimenting on yourself and reading research papers + experience reports.
>>83816218>Yeah but dude I forgot my pencil one time I'm so adhd xddddddddd just gotta focus bro xdddddI can't tell you how often I have fantasised about slowly torturing these cretins to death
>>83816768>I can't tell you how often I have fantasised about slowly torturing these cretins to deathSounds like you have some kind of mental problem.
>>83816807>I often fantasize about it>I don't careWho are you trying to convince, me or you?
>>83816829>Autist calls others mentally ill
>>83816907It seems like you're projecting now. Not sure why you thought that would convince me either. Read >>83816768Clearly gives off mental health problems. The irony being that anyone using the word "cretin" unironically would qualify under 4chan's definition of autism.Not sure what you're trying to do but all I can say is I hope you find a way to cope or get some help.
>>83812725try meditation instead
It doesn't exists. You just never learned how to focus.
So you have a smartphone.By sleeping properly with an alarm to remind you when your proper bed time is. and waking up early with alarms.By playing music while you go to the gym. Even just cardio on bikes if you're nervous about lifting.By borrowing books on how to treat ADHD from your local library or buying them from Amazon.By noting down a "to do list" in a note taking app.By ordering healthy, nutritious foods from a grocery delivery app so you have less impulse junk food buys and can get food good for your brain activity.By playing sounds like cafe noise, or even just a clock ticking with a 30 minute timer when you have to study or do any kind of work that requires attention.
>>83817008focusing is not a skill
>>83817914It is both a skill and ADHD exist.
>>83814326>Adhd cant be solved using technologythis is not true, there are tons of electrical, magnetic, and chemical solutions to ADHD using technology, and any future solutions will also be technology.
ADHD is a skill and focus doesn't exist.
Technology is the problem not the solution. The only technologies I've ever found helpful are >Online calendars>Smart speakers (reminders, timers, etc)>E-readersThe two are notable in that they don't allow you to consoom a shitton, and the first is used simply because there's simply no better alternative.
>>83818853>Just start using addictive drugs with poor impulse control bro
I have ADHD confirmed; coffee only makes me tired to point of nearly passing out after two cups. Here's my advice>Write a list of errands you want to get done at some pointDo not include things like daily chores because you will just forget to look at the list lol. Write one-off things you need to do>Try drinking coffeeMight help you relax, but for me 1 cup does nothing and 2 I'm nearly passing out. For some coffee just functions normally and gives you energy>Try meditation for 6Did not work for me either, but it's worth a try. Worth seeing what effect it has on you>Keep your shit as organised as possible>Make notes and reminders of everything possibleUnderstand that your brain is not to be trusted and is defective. You need all the help you can get, and we live in an era with computers in our pockets, so use them. Remember that it is not the world that is corrupted, it is YOUR BRAIN (or at least, assume or pretend it is)>Accept your place in the universeYou will never have a wife and kids. You will never be accepted by normalfags. You will always be viewed as an evil person because of your nature. You will never be able to truly fit in, but you can do your best to fool everybody. You are your own person, so live happily the best you can (even if that may not be truly possible with ADHD)>Get medsAvoid Adderall if possible as it has a lot of horror stories of making people "feel like a zombie" in the long-term. Normalfags will tell you that stimulants are bad but they'll probably be the only thing that makes you relax. Medication will take a long time to find the right one and dosage, and will cost a lot of time and money even in healthcare countries.Good luck bro
>>83821460>For someI meant for some people
>>83821470>>83821460Oh yea and the other thing would be getting off this site altogether. 4chan is far worse than any video game in addictiveness, but lots of people rely on it for social interaction
>>83821491>>83821460Getting into a habit of getting 9 hours of sleep would also help
>>83812725Methylphenidate is technology and it might help you
i was recently diagnosed with ADHD (I'm 22) and started taking ritalin.I don't know if this is how ((normal)) people feel but it's extremely bizarre, being able to study and stay focused for long periods of time is really really incredible and boosted my mood by leaps and bounds. I feel like I'm productive and actually trying my best to do stuff.
>>83812725this fucking bitch turned me into a footfag
>>83822819You always were
>>83822341How much do you take? I'm taking 10mg dose at breakfast and lunch at the moment and not really feeling anything. Stuck waiting another 3 weeks before my next psych appointment
>>83812725>How can I use technology to solve my ADHD?That's the thing - you DON'T use technology to solve your imaginary meme disease
>>83815741>>83815678(you) just have proved him right.
>>83823083wasn't feeling much with 10mg too, so i just doubled the dosage myself and will explain at the next appointment (30 days after the start).But im 195cm tall, 110kg, lift and have a track of having high resistance to medicine (i have to take 3-4 times the amount of Clonazepam you usually take for example)
>>83821460>You will never have a wife and kids. You will never be accepted by normalfags. You will always be viewed as an evil person because of your nature. You will never be able to truly fit in, but you can do your best to fool everybody. You are your own person, so live happily the best you can (even if that may not be truly possible with ADHD)damn bro... add must be rough
>>83816947we are all mentally illpick ur disease bitch
I have ADHD, diagnosed.Your brain and mine are supposedly more (((primitive))) than everyone else's and they can't stand the modern sedentary life. You can either be an unstoppable force or an inmovable object.I honestly advice you to:Take your medicine (mine is lisdexamfetamine). AVOID ADDERALL AT ALL COSTS BECAUSE IT WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE.Drink coffee or some energy drink to see if it helps, and quit them if they don't.Turn your work or tasks into things you like to do.Set reminders for everything you might forget.Go to the gym or at least do some physical exercise (preferably the very first thing in the morning, before breakfast). Your head is a whore that constantly demands stimulation, so if you overdose it early in the morning you will be calmer and more focused for the rest of the day.Meditation helps too.Ignore sons of bitches like the anon who told you you'll never marry or have children, They are trannies with mutilated penis throwing vomit.Also remember that ADHD is the true sigma grindset.
>>83821460>Accept your place in the universeNever>You will never have a wife and kids. You will never be accepted by normalfags. You will always be viewed as an evil person because of your nature. You will never be able to truly fit in, but you can do your best to fool everybody. You are your own person, so live happily the best you can (even if that may not be truly possible with ADHD)cry baby mindset I will have kids idc if it kills me, I will never give upFuck logicBeing delusional is best way to live
>>83823828as if "diagnosed" means anythingyou take a 10 question quiz in the waiting room of a psych office and then they gauge the benefit of stimulant medication to you
How do I know if I have ADD?
>>83823938>you take a 10 question quiz in the waiting room of a psych office and then they gauge the benefit of stimulant medication to youNot my case, I've been having serious trouble with school related stuff since i was very little. Never had bad grades (they were actually outstanding), I just didn't give two shits about my classes.When I was 14 yo I was sent to a public psychologist and he gave me my first diagnosis of ADHD, after going to the public I went to 2 private psychologists who diagnosed the same thing.I don't know how healthcare is in you country but in mine it's a pretty serious shit.
>>83823450>so i just doubled the dosage myself and will explain at the next appointmentAm really thinking of doing this myself too. Time is flying by out of my control and barely achieve anything in my spare time. I have no hobbies or interests left anymore and I just pace around the house. It's like constant white noise is everywhere and I'm losing it.I have genuine passions I want to pursue but everything slips through my fingers. >Can't mess around with hardware because I have no money and live out in the middle of nowhere around crackheads>Can't pursue literature because I struggle to read more than 10 pages at a time. It takes me a month to read a 300 page book.>Can't learn Japanese because my Anki sessions take forever due to pacing and zoning out, and I just can't keep upAlong with numerous other things I've picked up and dropped. I just want to pursue the things I am passionate about but I am trainwreck and only getting worse
>>83823997Would there be any progam that would identify it through mouse movement? I haven't had official tests so I'm afraid to take ze meds. I have an appointment next week and last time I turned em down.I honetly don't know if my scatterbrain is normal or not. Time flies past fast and I used to lose stuff/day dream a lot as a kid. Still do, I lost my ID while abroad and I literally have no idea how. The last day before boarding the plane I lost my electric razor. It was there in the evening and I couldn't find it after I landed. I think I packed everything, in same place and I still lost it. I think I used it and forgot it in front of the mirror and forgot to pick it up and just didn't see it while I took the shower
>>83823450hey if youre talking about a scheduled medication do not tell your doc you took double the dose. you can get kicked out of some places for that. just say its not working as well as you would like.
>>83823938>you take a 10 question quiz in the waiting room of a psych office and then they gauge the benefit of stimulant medication to youThat sounds more like a diagnosis of "depression" or "anxiety". I live in Australia, and like >>83824070 it is taken seriously here too. I had to spend about half a year with a psychologist then I got a referral to a psychiatrist. Then admittedly I did have to fill out numerous (very) long questionnaires, and after that I had to get an opinion from a second psychiatrist who gave me more questionnaires before I could start stimulants. Bearing in mind I might have been able to get it sooner if I had anybody in my life who could back up seeing my symptoms (I have no friends or family).>>83824148Coffee making you tired or relaxed rather than energised (or however its supposed to make you feel) would be a strong indicator of it. There's plenty of people with ADHD whom seem to consume coffee fine, though. Admittedly, alot of the common symptoms you'll find otherwise can be viewed subjectively, and that's why so many people are sceptical of ADHD's existence.
>>83824191i live in the US and its just such a meme diagnosis here especially for people that are growing up spending 8 hours a day on tiktok and jacking off to porn
>>83823844>Being delusional is best way to liveTrue Sigma male
>>83812786ADHD is similar to drug dependence. Constant stimulation is the addiction. Removing technology will just force you to shift your dependence to something else. Printed porn magazines, junk food, doing drugs…Other than alleviating symptoms with medication, ADHD is hard to treat. The usual solution is to replace it with a "healthy" addiction, like running, or going to the gym, or drawing, or doing programming, but it's very hard to get into a habit that is not 100% stimulating all the time, especially if your old habits are just one click away -- it does not take long to fall into a Wikipedia rabbit hole or to load Pornhub and unzip your pants. One small distraction can ruin an hour-long streak for someone who has ADHD. Someone sends you a "funny" video that's only 30 seconds long, you think "meh, it's just 30 secs". Well, you think it's only half a minute, but it will take you 15-30 minutes, if not more, to "get back in the zone". And that's if you don't click on another "See also" video that's also only 30 seconds, and you don't notice that your favorite youtube person has a new video up…
probably just pavlok up your asshole
>>83816947>use non-plebian language>get called autistic by some anonymous larper on an Hawaiian ukulele-making workshopDo you really?
>>83823997Do you procrastinate? Are you messy? Do you have a hard time doing tasks that aren't stimulating but that objectively, 100% benefit you in the long run?
>>83824473DO U sometimes have a hard time doing dishes? Dislike doing homewokr?? Better take 30mg of adderall a day and become a functional speed addict
>>83824222Yeah, I do not blame people for being sceptical of ADHD. Social media has completely consumed people's lives, and everybody is addicted to chasing the latest trends and having the latest products. I do not know what sorta attitude other people with ADHD have in regards to this, but at the very least looking on the ADHD subplebbit you'll find lots of stuck-up brats crying about how society doesn't cater to them. I'm hoping they are just the same breed of "people" as the LGBT "community" and that's why they act like that, but even so I'm sure they add to the poor view people have of the condition.I have ADHD and I am not addicted to any substances, junk food, drugs (never tried any except my meds, though), porn, video games, and no social media outside this site. I'm literally too lazy to stay addicted to any of these things. It is a pain to spend money on junk food, substances, drugs so I can not do it. It is a pain to watch porn and deal with the semen coming out of my dick, so I stopped. It is a pain to procastinate over what video game to play and then try and dedicate myself to finish it, so I do not play video games anymore. It is a pain to maintain a social media profile and pretend to be a normalfag so I do not do it. It is a pain to sift through TikTok's bullshit when I can just use this site for instant stimulation.At this point I am addicted only to music, 4chan, my own imagination/thoughts, and not going to sleep (because sleep does not stimulate me). I have lost all hobbies and interests because they do not provide enough stimulation. I struggle to maintain any sort of acquaintances or friendships because of lack of stimulation. I have nothing left until I can get a bigger dosage of meds.
>>83824563>I have nothing left until I can get a bigger dosage of meds.And I have only just started meds a couple of weeks ago. Nothing in my post has been caused by my meds. I hope it is not too late for me
>>83824522"Hard time doing dishes" is not having a couple of plates here and there and just being lazy. ADHD means it feels like climbing a mountain, because the dish rack is full, so you have to empty it, but your cupboard is full of assorted plastic tubs and lids, and you can't start washing dishes anyhow because the counter top is full of crap that's not dishes and the sink is so full of dishes that you cannot even fill it with soapy water. Never mind the fricking table saw that's been on your kitchen floor for weeks just because you couldn't think of anywhere else to put it and "got carried away".I'm not thinking "oops I lost a pencil one time tee hee" levels, but a crippling lack of productiveness that seems to stem from a mountain of causes, without being able to find the "right" way of approaching it.>take slow-release speedSometimes you have to. Yes, doctors have a reputation for prescribing problem-solving medication fast, but ADHD is not diagnosed from simply saying "I lack concentration" to your doctor. Furthermore, it's only one element to help you fight your problems. It is supposed to be prescribed as part of a comprehensive solution that includes counselling on how to "structure" your life around external demands.
>>83824563this sounds more like depression doesnt it? i dont think adhd is a single, tangible thing but i think the general description is more the opposite: they crave short bursts of stimulation which are like browsing the internet / jacking off / whateverif youre the guy that started double dosing their meds already you are likely depressed and just becoming a speed addict lol. it should take a lot longer to start needing a higher dose
>>83824563What you describe sounds a lot more like depression than any form of attention deficit disorder. I think you need to talk to your doctor about that.
>>83824626yes but the issue with this is technology and poor discipline easily causes this behavior as well some mystery developmental disorder. the end result is just putting everyone on stimulants because everyone is going to become a lazy fat fuck inevitably, and stimulants generally benefit everyone
>>83824655>>83824636I'm not the guy taking a double dose lmao. I have already gone through this exact depression diagnosis stuff. Originally I pursued a depression diagnosis and they just gave me a simple quiz then said I had it. Finally I have gotten to a psychiatrist and after he talked to me more about "depression" I know do not have it. How can I be depressed when I am so desperately trying to pursue my passions? All I want to do is read my Greek literature and the Epic of Gilgamesh. All I want is peace, bros...
>>83824683Technology is not a cause, it's just a scapegoat. Escapism. If you quit technology, you will crave a replacement, and it's in your interest to find a stimulating replacement that is healthy for you, instead of turning to something that is unhealthy. ADHD means that you constantly require stimulation to go through life, or you become a self-loathing amorphous pile of yourself.
>>83824734you will crave a replacement and likely find none outside of drugs, and your "reward system" will adapt except in legitimate cases of a disorder. theres probably studies on this somewhere but excessive internet use certainly causes these behaviors
>>83824683>>83824773The stimulants do not affect people with ADHD and neurotypicals the same, though. For me, they help me relax and that's how I'm able to focus. I'm not fighting with my brain anymore and it is like I'm able to do things as part of a natural flow. They do not turn me into some hyper-focused, drooling monkey. I can even fall asleep better when on Ritalin
I have a gulag smartwatch where I press a button and can dictate a reminder/ todo list bullet point. Setting it up took a while because google's own apps for this had bugs and were unusable. I settled on Todoist because the other todo app had some sort of ties to Israel, can't remember. Google's speech recognition is, as you can imagine, completely perfect even when whispering or speaking under your breath with the watch close to your mouth, so it's pretty convenient. Sasuga big brother.
>>83824835great but the minority isn't my point here. in the US there's a huge conflation between this developmental disorder and just bad lifestyle hygiene. rather than attempting to fix the latter, the default is the former and there's a lot of people that go around advocating "ADHD" awareness that bothers mewhen you fall asleep better on ritalin is this IR taken in the morning? ritalin really short acting iirc and it would make sense
>>83824900Yeah, it's short-acting. I agree with you about the lifestyle problem, it's a shame it is such a shitshow with how things have gotten.