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Penny Williams
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Ugh, this pediatrician doesn’t understand ADHD. A hallmark of ADHD is that an individual can super focus on things of interest and things that are stimulating, but not force focus otherwise. I advise getting a true ADHD evaluation from a psychologist versed in ADHD.

Here’s a symptom checker:

Symptom Checker

And an article explaining how individuals with ADHD can focus on things of interest.

Hyperfocus: The ADHD Phenomenon of Intense Fixation

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