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Penny Williams
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Common sense would say that a medication that increases focus would likely increase hyperfocus. I found that to be true for my son. However, it provides clarity in other ways that could help you recognize and break free from the hyperfocus in instances where time is of the essence.

Read this article to understand the nuances of ADHD medication and finding the right med and dosage:

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

Also, try using a timer when you start a new task. Allow yourself say, 20 minutes to satisfy your curiosity and dig into details. But, when the timer goes off, it’s time to get back to the tasks that are most important.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism