ADHD Brain: Unraveling Secrets of Your ADD Nervous System – By William Dodson, M.D. Medically reviewed by ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review Panel on Oct 2019
My sensory over-sensitivity from EDS seems very similar to ADD and I’ve been diagnosed with both. I wonder how many other people with EDS also suffer from such mental effects.
Attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) is a confusing, contradictory, inconsistent, and frustrating condition. It is overwhelming to people who live with it every day.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has 18 criteria, and other symptom lists cite as many as 100 traits.
My work for the last decade suggests that we have been missing something important about the fundamental nature of the ADHD brain. Continue reading
Sensory Over-Responsivity and ADHD: Differentiating Using Electrodermal Responses, Cortisol, and Anxiety – Free full-text /PMC2885866/ – Mar 2010
This study describes a symptom of ADHD, sensory over-responsivity (SOR), that also seems prevalent with EDS: oversensitivity, both physical and emotional.
“Deficits in sensory modulation have been linked clinically with impaired attention, arousal, and impulsivity for years, but a clear understanding of the relationship between sensory modulation disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has proven elusive.”
The phrase “deficit in sensory modulation” describes what I feel when I can’t tune out anything going on around me and get snagged on every feeling passing through me. It’s very hard to make my feelings “shut up and behave.” Continue reading