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ADHD is about attention, right? So, what does ADHD have to do with effort?
In fact, ADHD has plenty to do with effort!
“ADHD is a poorly named condition” explains Mark Bertin, MD, author of The Family ADHD Solution. “The stereotypical symptoms –
“My son has trouble paying attention in class.” A common complaint with ADHD. After all, it’s “attention” deficit disorder, right?
But, what exactly is attention?
Attention is a concept describing how we actively process specific information present that is in our environment. Kendra Cherry, author of the Everything Psychology Book explains:
“Think of attention as a highlighter.