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> I can hyperfocus and do great amounts of work or assimilate great quantities of information

As someone who has been medicated on and off, I can tell you that hyperfocus is not something that medication will switch off entirely.

It is merely that if you want to stop, you can, and you can train yourself not to hyperfocus on irrelevant things like video games, clicking through Reddit, writing blog articles that don't get posted, etc.

ADHD is all about being unable to properly tune your attention without taking what to other people would be considered heroic levels of effort.




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