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p2vulco
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…Divergent Attention Hyperfocus Trait (DAHT).

Like you I find the term ADHD doesn’t describe us very well at all. The problem is, most people don’t look past the label – and our label is misleading! In fact I was guilty of this myself. I was surprised to learn that I had ADHD (at 34,) and almost dismissed the doctors assessment based on the label alone. I thought to myself, well I don’t have an attention deficit, quite the opposite and as for hyperactivity, well that’s just a label for naughty kids!!