Hyperfocus on a new relationship and partner — showering them with gifts and attention — may be mistaken for love bombing, especially when the heat begins to cool. This cycle is not present in most relationships touched by ADHD, but it does impact a population of ADDitude readers, some of whom share their stories here. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you ever so engrossed in an activity that time seems to stop and nothing can tear you away? Does it ever seem like you lose a sense of where you are and what’s happening around you? This can be the experience of hyperfocus for many people with ADHD. Hyperfocus is defined as “a phenomenon that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen People sometimes talk about hyperfocus as if it gives ADHDers a secret superpower. And to be sure, when the stars align and you hyperfocus on something productive, it’s a great feeling. Just as often, though, someone with ADHD might hyperfocus on something that’s basically a waste of time. You lose a whole day […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s no secret that children and adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) often struggle to focus on tasks they find uninteresting. High distractibility — in children with ADHD who are unable to stay focused on a classroom lecture or in adults with ADD who never get around to doing their paperwork — is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.