jeffrey smith Posted July 14, 2009 Share Posted July 14, 2009 Re: Mental hijackingWhat you are describing sounds like what is usually called hyperfocus: it's a core element of ADD and AHDH, and is usually present in autism (which is why autistics think of ADD and AHDH cases as "cousins"). Everyone has the ability to hyperfocus, but ADD/AHDH/autism has it to a degree that impinges on normal skills, because it does not allow the individual to multitask. IOW, ADD/AHDH is not a situation in which the person doesn't pay enough attention to things around him; rather he or she pays too much attention to one thing in his environment, although the focus of attention may shift rapidly betwen various objects. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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