Hyperfocus: ADHD’s Secret Symptom

Terena Bell
4 min readFeb 11, 2020

Attention Deficit doesn’t always mean less focus — sometimes it means more

Mary was in the zone. She’d been online all day and didn’t realize her house had caught on fire until the fireman said she needed to get off the computer and leave.

Mary, of course, is an urban legend — an example of how people with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder can hyperfocus on a task for…

Terena Bell

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