Quiz: How Well Do You Know ADHD?

When it comes to attention deficit, there are myths and misinformation abound. Test your ADHD IQ here.

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People who can focus really well can't possibly have ADHD.

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People with ADHD often lose interest in tasks they find boring or predictable, but can actually pay intense attention to activities they find interesting or exciting.When ADHDers are so engaged in a novel or challenging task that they completely lose track of time, that state is called hyperfocus. Says Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist and author of numerous books on ADHD, “Hyperfocus, caused by the right combination of interest and challenge, makes paying attention effortless for the ADHDer. What’s hard is paying attention to something boring.”