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That’s why I (kinda jokingly) started a post a few days ago (that no one answered) suggesting ADD be renamed “Attentional Diversity Dynamic” lol. To me that says … not neurotypical but recognizing different ways that different brains are (currently) “wired”. Who wants to be neurotypical anyway. I thought about the name because my friend gets upset when I call myself attention “deficient”. So I started thinking, well maybe the name does affect how I look at myself.
Re the ADD / ADHD brain possibly being smaller … I think that is just the one part of the brain ? So maybe other parts of the brain are larger to compensate is my guess (which could be where the “gifts” come from) ? Also my understanding is that brains can change throughout our life-time as we learn & change habits etc (neuroplasticity). I am no expert here.