Why ADHDers Act the Way We Do: Understanding ADD Behavior

Keys to understanding our ADHD thinking and behaviors -- from preferring the company of fellow ADD adults to hyperfocusing all night, to doubting our ability to perform when others want us to.

Why We're Overwhelmed

ADHDers experience life more intensely than neurotypicals. The ADHD nervous system wants to be engaged in something interesting and challenging. Attention is never "deficit." It's always excessive, constantly occupied with internal engagements. When ADDers aren't in The Zone, in hyperfocus, they have many things rattling around in their minds, all at once and for no obvious reason, like five people talking to them simultaneously. Nothing gets sustained, undivided attention. Nothing gets done well.
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