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As a teen who was diagnosed at a super young age, I found this game incredibly accurate and I want to just express the absolute awe i have for your creation rn. A masterpiece for sure <3

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I have ADHD and playing this was just too overwhelming. Sorry I couldn't finish.

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That's perfectly okay - I appreciate that you tried!

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It's lowkey scary how accurate this is for me. My parents are so pissed that I don't get homework done but this is the exact reason why but I feel so guilty saying "I can't focus and do school because I have ADHD" as though I am using one of my mental disorders as an excuse to get them to stop being upset at me for not doing my homework. I cannot focus, I get so overwhelmed, I can hear everything, but it doesn't register for me. This game just gives me reassurance that I'm not alone and what I go through is valid. 

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I'm glad that it could give you reassurance. Knowing yourself is an important step in being able to set boundaries, and to ask for help (when you want it, ofc). I hope that things go better for you!

I used to have a lot of imagination, i still have some but not nearly as much. Me and my friend have ADHD and i'm going to share this with him later today, i will (hopefully) come back here and tell you his thoughts. (That is if i don't forget.) Also, thank you so much for making this.

Thank you for playing! <3

Thanks for this. I was diagnosed with the combined subtype at age 6, and I've had to slog through A LOT of stigma along the way. Perhaps this might help clarify things for people...

I'm glad you found this game! Feel free to share it with anyone you'd like :)

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As someone with ADHD theres not much i can say other than Thank you.

This means a lot, thank you for playing!

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As someone with ADHD this really helps me
thank you for making this people can finally understand how i feel

Thank you for playing!

thank you for making it

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Thank you thank you thank you. I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 19, about five years ago. I think about my disorder Every Day. I can't Not think about it. 

I'm so grateful you were able to put this experience together. I've wanted to make something that simulates the experience of ADHD for a while, but- surprise!- I haven't gotten around to it yet. I love how you were able to highlight the severity of the symptoms- how much they interfere with everyday life, how present it always is- without creating a sense of hopelessness.

The "Fix Cable" scenario hit me the hardest. Like: why did that take so long? I was being good! I chose to fix the cable every time! I really do mean to fix the cable, but I just can't, for reasons that I can't control nor explain; and nobody seems to see that I've been deciding to fix the cable this whole time, I promise, I know how to do it, why can't I just do it--

Also! I gave a little cheer when I saw you included Dr. Russell Barkley's book Taking Charge of Adult ADHD in the resources. He delivers information in an ADHD-friendly manner, and I recommend Dr. Barkley's work to anyone that wants to know more about this disorder.

Again: this really resonated with me. I'm so glad you made it, and shared it, and that I got to play it. Thank you.

Thank you for playing! I'm glad you got so much out of it. I wanted to present a perspective from a lived experience, without being too preachy or negative-- I hope I accomplished that!