Jessica McCabe joins Ned for a conversation about how ADHD brains respond to crises. The queen of the ADHD kingdom (as Ned dubs her in this episode) talks about the struggle she faced in college with dropping everything to help those around her. Jessica learned that responding to someone else's crisis was a way to distract herself and avoid doing the boring stuff, like homework. And as Dr. H says to her in this episode, "Boredom is our kryptonite!"
The pair talk about why neurodiverse brains are draw to stimulation and the importance of recognizing what's really going on when you drop everything to help someone else and avoid your own responsibilities.
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