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Joined: 25 Nov 2022
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17 Feb 2024, 10:32 pm

Currently I'm hyperfixating on Hazbin Hotel. I actually had gone for several years without any hyperfixating, so..... this is interesting. And fun. And also a little frustrating cuz it's hard to focus on anything else.

For me, signs of hyperfixation include:

-a feeling of great excitement, especially when engaging with the hyperfixation

-having more energy and feeling less tired because I'm excited about something

-all of my thoughts being related to the hyperfixation, and having a hard time not thinking about it

-actually having a hard time making myself stop watching the episodes (normally even with stuff I love I can't make myself watch more than an episode or two. three if I'm lucky)

ASD, most likely have dyscalculia & BPD as well. Also dx'd ADHD-C, but don't think it's accurate.
RAADs: 104 | ASQ: 30 | Aspie Quiz: 116/200 (84% probability of being atypical)

Also diagnosed with: seasonal depression, anxiety, OCD


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Joined: 4 Dec 2023
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17 Feb 2024, 10:35 pm

Focus on something and be energetic. This is genius.
I can't imagine the harm this would bring

For I so loved the world, that I gave My theory and method, that whosoever believeth in Me should not be oppressed, but have a liberated life. /sarc

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Joined: 14 Sep 2023
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18 Feb 2024, 2:37 am

I've experienced episodes of depression following long periods of hyperfixation...

uh-huh wooo yeah


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21 Feb 2024, 12:22 am

Insomnia is a big one for me

My hyperfixations usually revolve around research

When I'm hyperfixating, I can research so much that I only get 4-5 hours sleep. I don't eat propper meals either.

Usually this would make me tired, but if I have something occupying my brian. I still have energy throughout the day.

I also "crash" at the end of a hyperfixation. It feels like depression but is probably my body telling me to catch up on sleep and eat real food.


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Joined: 25 Aug 2013
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21 Feb 2024, 2:30 pm

Almost 34,000 posts on wrong planet :D

Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

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