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ADHD and Going Overboard

Sometimes, overdoing things is a guilty pleasure, like I am indulging my ADHD. That extra brain stimulation can be quite satisfying; it hits the ADHD spot in so many ways.

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  1. Relatable! It’s like when my mind likes something, it can’t get enough of it and won’t stop until I get to the point where I’m sick of it. I’ve always been on the extremes of things and it doesn’t matter what it is- reading, researching, gaming, creating, exercising, adrenaline seeking, etc doesn’t matter- if there’s something my brain latches onto, even when I stop engaging in that activity, my mind is still obsessing over it, waiting in anticipation until I can engage it again and my brain can get the dopamine hit it desires. I used to think I had an addictive personality- as in, I easily became addicted to things- but now I see this is the hyperfocus side effect of ADHD. I’m 32 and only now realizing I have had ADHD all this time. It’s kinda cool, because it has helped me in some ways, but also very frustrating when I need to switch gears and do other things but can’t make myself stop because my ‘override’ is malfunctioning.

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