Most people are under the impression the ADHD is somehow a 'deficit of attention,' but it could equally and quite appropriately be framed as having higher than normal neurological requirements for stimuli.

When ADHD kids especially seem to bounce from subject to subject "mindlessly," what they're doing is not just randomly slopping through whatever without paying attention. They're running through lists of potentially stimulating subjects until they find one that suits their high requirements.

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@Colophonscrawl ADHD has the worst name. It's a neurotransmitter regulatory disorder that is named for the EFFECTS IT HAS ON OTHER PEOPLE, not what it manifests as in the person.

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