When depression hits, my already-low executive function falls off a cliff. A fog descends and I can't string my thoughts together. I struggle to string words together. There's a specific metaphor hovering at the edge of my mind for the exact feeling of trying to thread a sentence together but, ironically, I can't find the words.
Category: Related Conditions
The spoon theory was invented during a conversation between someone with Lupus and her friend. She needed a metaphor for "units of energy" and they were in a diner, so... spoons. This metaphor is now very popular and widely quoted. But I think we missed a much better, more obvious one...
I think I might be lactose intolerant.
Executive function (EF) is a broad term that refers to the cognitive processes that help us regulate, control and manage our thoughts and actions.
I've always been prone to disturbed sleep, frequent waking, and - occasionally - night terrors. They come and go in spells, usually and rather obviously exacerbated by stress.
ASMR is an experience that has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia.
Alexithymia is the inability to express emotions or to understand others’ emotions.