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Re: A few blurbs I found regarding Hyperfocus

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My understanding is that hyperfocus as a result of ADHD is a myth. ADHD leads to perserverance, not hyperfocus--ADHDers (like all people) have the potential for hyperfocus, but not because of their ADHD.
I think you mean "perseveration" and the person who stated it was making some rather broad generalizations and using a term that had negative connotations to support his argument that ADHD has no positive effects, but his statement was not particularly accurate.

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My experience is that this is true. Having known some people who are capable of hyperfocus from time to time--and perhaps having experienced it myself once in a blue moon--I think there is a qualitative difference between the very nature of the attention process experienced by an ADHDer playing 20+ hours of games, or surfing the net for hours, and someone in true hyperfocus.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I never saw these things as hyperfocus, and people who don't have ADHD do them too.

Everyone has anecdotal experience. While it is helpful for individuals who experience it, making a generalization based on it is not necessarily accurate.
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