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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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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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Yes, cultural differences maybe...

If the stars align, I also hope to learn the biological terminology involved, strengthening my overall understanding.





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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Thanks.

Good idea.

Let’s start with the bigger picture.

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

Thoughts?

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I'm confused. What is "hypoactive"? That term seems to have come out of nowhere.
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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hyperactivity

1. abnormally increased muscular activity or function.
2. former name for, and now a principal sign of, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. adj. adj hyperac´tive.
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedic.../hyperactivity

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hypoactivity

1. abnormally diminished activity, as of peristalsis.
2. abnormally decreased motor and cognitive activity, with slowing of thought, speech, and movement.
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedic...m/hypoactivity

Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder-Primarily Inattentive (ADHD-I) (aka; ADD, hypokinetic)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive (ADHD-H/I) (aka; ADHD, hyperkinetic)




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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Attention Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder-Primarily Inattentive (ADHD-I) (aka; ADD, hypokinetic)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive (ADHD-H/I) (aka; ADHD, hyperkinetic)


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Your original post was about "hypofocus," not "hypoactivity." Why the switch in terminology?

Also, "ADHD - Primarily Inattentive" simply means that the individual did not meet the diagnostic criteria for hyperactivity. It does NOT mean that they are hypoactive. To give an analogy, just because someone is not hypertensive, does not necessarily mean that they are hypotensive. The individual might simply have normal blood pressure.
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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

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Your original post was about "hypofocus," not "hypoactivity." Why the switch in terminology?

Also, "ADHD - Primarily Inattentive" simply means that the individual did not meet the diagnostic criteria for hyperactivity. It does NOT mean that they are hypoactive. To give an analogy, just because someone is not hypertensive, does not necessarily mean that they are hypotensive. The individual might simply have normal blood pressure.
In your last post yesterday, I thought you may be right when you wrote you thought I was getting caught up in the semantics and recommended I look at the big picture, first.

I do not think a person who has ADHD-Inattentive, must have ADHD-Hyperactive/Impulsive.

I do think a person who has enough symptoms of both ADHD-I and ADHD-H/I would have ADHD-Combined.


(In regards to your analogy, I do not think a person who does not have hypertension, means the person has hypotension) (unless the person has symptoms of both).



Also considering the FEAR/Freeze or Flight response system.

See post #4, http://www.addforums.com/forums/show...55&postcount=4

AD(Hypoactive)D leans toward the Freeze response.

AD(Hyperactive)D leans toward the Flight response.

(Two ways of responding, shaping early individual brain development in either two different ways, or combination of both ways)



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Re: ADHD-Inattentive, hyperfocus and hypofocus?

Anything not quoted is my interpretation.

I am posting this quote by Dr. Mate, to help focus on factors involved and other factors missing up to this point in the thread discussion.

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The distractibility in ADD is not consistent.

Many parents and teachers are misled: to some activities a child may be able to devote, if anything, compulsive, hyperconcentrated attention.

But hyperfocusing that excludes awareness of the environment also denotes poor attention regulation.

Also, hyperfocusing often involves what may be described as passive attention, as in watching television or playing video games.

Passive attention permits the mind to cruise on automatic without requiring the brain to expend effortful energy.

Active attention, the mind fully engaged and the brain performing work, is mustered only in special circumstances of high motivation.

Active attention is the capacity the ADD brain lacks whenever organized work must be done, or when attention needs to be directed toward something of low interest.
-Gabor Mate, M.D., “Scattered”, p 14.






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