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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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do all people who have adhd-inattentive hyperfocus excessively?

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Not all, in fact, probably most do *not*. That would probably be more indicative of something like OCD. ADHD people might seem to hyperfocus on things that are stimulating (such as video games), but that is because they need something to boost dopamine.


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do all people who have adhd-inattentive hypofocus excessively?
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By the classic definition, yes, they should have those symptoms to qualify for diagnosis.
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Not all, in fact, probably most do *not*. That would probably be more indicative of something like OCD. ADHD people might seem to hyperfocus on things that are stimulating (such as video games), but that is because they need something to boost dopamine...

Interesting, thanks.

Do people hyperfocus on things they enjoy?

Do people hypofocus on things they enjoy?

Does hyperfocusing require dopamine?

Does hypofocusing require dopamine?






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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Interesting, thanks.

Do people hyperfocus on things they enjoy?

Do people hypofocus on things they enjoy?

Does hyperfocusing require dopamine?

Does hypofocusing require dopamine?


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People with ADHD tend to focus on activities that are stimulating *because* these activities help them increase their levels of dopamine. People with ADHD have deficient baseline levels of dopamine, so they are constantly looking for ways to increase dopamine. At least, this is according to the standard biological model of ADHD.

That is why someone with ADHD might not be able to do homework or chores (boring!), but seems to never have issues with video games (stimulating!).

IMHO, you're focusing (excuse the pun!) too much on the semantics of "hyper" vs "hypo" focusing, and you're missing the bigger picture. Plus, the DSM does not use these terms in its clinical description of ADHD, so I don't know whether there's even an authoritative definition for these terms in the context of ADHD.
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Do you think it is interesting that people who have ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus excessively?

Do you think it is interesting that people who have ADHD-Inattentive, hypofocus excessively?
No, not really.


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Do you think it is interesting that people who have ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus excessively?

Do you think it is interesting that people who have ADHD-Inattentive, hypofocus excessively?





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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Interesting, thanks.

Do people hyperfocus on things they enjoy?

Do people hypofocus on things they enjoy?

Does hyperfocusing require dopamine?

Does hypofocusing require dopamine?


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Hyperfocus is intense focus or concentration on something interesting, which
can include daydreaming about that interest.

Hypofocus is a lack of focus or inability to concentrate, therefore it doesn't
have anything to do with being interested in or enjoying something.

Apparently both hyper- and hypo-focus are thought to be caused by low levels
of dopamine.
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Hyperfocus is intense focus or concentration on something interesting, which
can include daydreaming about that interest.

Hypofocus is a lack of focus or inability to concentrate, therefore it doesn't
have anything to do with being interested in or enjoying something.

Apparently both hyper- and hypo-focus are thought to be caused by low levels
of dopamine.
I must be low in dopamine because I'm usually in one state or the other most times.
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

Never heard of hypofocus before and hyperfocus tends to be sort of accepted lingo but without the "officials" deeming it important enough to be included in the symptoms?(am I right)? I used to think there was no such thing as hyperfocus until I learned about it here and understand myself better. Its something that is often mentioned when discussing adhd but I dont think its official yet at least with the DSM but maybe I am wrong. I find that constantly discussing these things and how they apply to 1 kind of adhd(leaving out H or combined) is a bit alienating. I know I always feel like I am not allowed to relate because I am not purely 1 or the other.
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

It's interesting that some of you say that hyperfocus is not an official term. When I got diagnosed it was mentioned and explained to me several times. Some cultural differences maybe...

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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

Hyperfocus might be more appropriate for those on the autistic spectrum, whereas those with ADHD more often engage in perseveration.

That said, those terms are used loosely, overlap in usage/meaning, and are not part of the diagnostic criteria, or associated materials, found in the DSM-V.


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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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People with ADHD tend to focus on activities that are stimulating *because* these activities help them increase their levels of dopamine. People with ADHD have deficient baseline levels of dopamine, so they are constantly looking for ways to increase dopamine. At least, this is according to the standard biological model of ADHD.

That is why someone with ADHD might not be able to do homework or chores (boring!), but seems to never have issues with video games (stimulating!).

IMHO, you're focusing (excuse the pun!) too much on the semantics of "hyper" vs "hypo" focusing, and you're missing the bigger picture. Plus, the DSM does not use these terms in its clinical description of ADHD, so I don't know whether there's even an authoritative definition for these terms in the context of ADHD.
Thanks.

Good idea.

Let’s start with the bigger picture.

ADHD-Hypoactive, ADHD-Combined, ADHD-Hyperactive/Impulsive.

Thoughts?





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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

I wonder if ADHD-Hypoactive has a sluggish form of impulsiveness?

ADHD-Hypoactive/Impulsive?





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I wonder if ADHD-Hypoactive has a sluggish form of impulsiveness?

ADHD-Hypoactive/Impulsive?




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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Instead of us (ADHD-Hyperactive/Implusive) constantly interrupting the people.

The people are constantly waiting for a reply from us (ADHD-Hypoactive/Umpulsive).

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