Any academics here?
Are there any other acedemic professionals here? I’m looking to see how other academic scientists with ADHD handle job organization (esp. mental organization), impulsivity, and attention to detail.
I’m a post-doc in a coutnry that doesn’t really believe in ADHD, and so have to do without Strattera that works so well for me. I’m using Rhodiola rosea, but its just not quite the same.
I continually run into issues with attention to detail and impulsivity in my thinking and analysis of data. I’m mortified by all this, but it seems to me that I am doing fine until my advisor or someone else critiques my work. Then I see that I didn’t think carefully enough (or perhaps deliberately linearly enough).
Its enough to make me consider abandoning my quest for a TT position and either get out of academia or try to get signed up as someone’s tech. I would be a stellar tech (or so my PhD advisor said!), but who with a PhD can get hired as a tech?
Anyway, I am looking for any advice others may have to offer. Just knowing that there are other academic scientists who were able to get tenure would be great.
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