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Navigating Social Interactions for Adults with ADHD and Autism: Practical Tips

Navigating social interactions for adults with ADHD and autism (ASD) can be uniquely challenging. While autism is a neurobiological ‘wiring’ that affects social skill development, individuals with ADHD often understand social norms but struggle to adhere to them consistently[1]. These neurodivergent profiles can lead to communication differences and behavioural challenges that impact day-to-day interactions[1]. As […]

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Meditation for ADHD: Is it Helpful?

Meditation for ADHD. Does it really help? ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is being diagnosed a lot these days. This doesn’t mean that it’s increasing in the population; it just means that there is now a label and an associated diagnosis. People like me who have lived their life never knowing they had it can now find […]

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Page Preview: Growing – a Neurodivergent Childhood

The Growing page on Psychemagination explores a neurodivergent childhood back in the days before anyone coined that word. The story is about childhood challenges, how I dealt with them, and how this shaped me a person. It’s also the story of an adult reaching back in time to reconnect with the child they once were, […]

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Positive Autistic Traits: How to Recognize and Appreciate Them

Positive autistic traits are often overlooked as autism is usually seen as a disability, a problem, or a burden. Autism is a developmental ‘disorder’ that affects how a person communicates, interacts, and perceives the world, but autism is not a disease that needs to be cured; it’s a spectrum of diverse and unique ways of […]

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Why I Don’t ‘Look’ Autistic: Understanding Level One Autism

Level one autism is a subsection of autism spectrum disorder. Autism is called a ‘complex neurodevelopmental disorder’ but put more simply it means is that my brain is wired differently to neurotypical people. I think and perceive things differently to neurotypical people, and though you don’t see it, I find living in this complex and […]

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What Does Being Neurodivergent Mean?

I’m neurodivergent, but what does that mean? Neurodiversity is a concept that is gaining recognition and importance in today’s society. It refers to the idea that neurological differences, such as autism, ADHD, and giftedness, are normal variations of the human brain. Being neurodivergent means having a brain that functions differently from the neurotypical population. Understanding […]

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