Turns Out the Nervous-system Functions Differently in those with ADHD

This. So much this. It’s often challenging to explain to people what ADHD is like for me. ‘Not feeling like it’ isn’t a sufficient explanation for being unable to complete mundane tasks that most people have little to no trouble with. The “interested-based nervous system” as described in this ADDitudeMag.com article is one of the most accurate illustrations of my experience with ADHD that I have come across.

“People with ADHD know that they are bright and clever, but they are never sure whether their abilities will show up when they need them… They want to get their work done, but they can’t get started until the task becomes interesting, challenging, or urgent.”


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