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Self-diagnosis

Self diagnosis - autism, ADHD, giftedness - Sue Mahony

Self-diagnosis is usually where we start. Getting a diagnosis of giftedness, autism, ADHD, and other neurodivergence usually involves self-diagnosis, professional diagnosis, and/or peer-review diagnosis. Even to follow the professional diagnosis…

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Therapy for Gifted Adults

Therapy for Gifted Adults - Sue Mahony, PhD

When looking for therapy for gifted adults, at the very least, you need a specialist who knows what giftedness is. You need someone who knows the kind of mind you…

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Depression In Gifted Adults

Depression In Gifted Adults

Depression in gifted adults is incredibly common. In fact, some of us wonder whether it’s possible to be happy, given our intelligence. It seems insurmountable. But it doesn’t have to…

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Intelligent but…lonely

Intelligent but lonely

High intelligence and loneliness. What’s that all about, then? It’s one of those smart person problems: the lonely genius syndrome. Highly intelligent people often feel lonely. Sometimes, it feels as…

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Are you sensitive or sensitised?

You've heard it too many times already. "Urgh, you're so sensitive" "Why do you have to take everything so seriously? So personally?" "What are you worried about that for?" Annoying,…

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