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Old 01-01-18, 10:18 PM
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

Inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity are normal early childhood traits, that people normally gain more self-control of, as higher neocortical self-regulation matures.

Could the differences in presentation between ADHD-Inattentive and ADHD-Hyperactive/Implulsive be partly due to the way we learn to respond to our own anxiety/threats (perceived or real) during our early childhood experiences?

Example, if a child often responded by freezing (does not move), during the freeze or flight distress response, may the child exercise and retain more ADHD inattentive symptoms?

But if the same child often responded by flighting (moves/runs away), during the freeze or flight distress response, may the child exercise and retain more hyperactive/impulsive symptoms?

(Or something in between in regards to a person with ADHD-Combined presentation?)

(Individual temperament and individual circumstances also being decisive factors in which way the child learns to respond to distresses, and how many times the child experiences and exercises the freeze or flight distress response system, during the child’s daily activities)

(Could experiencing abnormally high anxiety/threats (real or perceived), interfere with the early development of higher neocortical self-control, and even strengthen lower subcortical freeze or flight distress response systems?)

"When people are suffering mentally, they want to feel better—they want to stop having bad emotions and start having good emotions." (-Temple Grandin)

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