The Internet & ADD/HD
I would be interested to hear views on whether spending excessive time on the internet has an adverse effect on those diagnosed with ADD/HD.
Particularly in areas of concentration, comprehension & focus.
I haven’t researched this but anecdotal evidence suggests it to be true.
I know in my own case, I find it increasingly difficult to read long articles or books. I find that I only scan these days when reading on line unless of course it’s something I’m really interested in & can hyper focus for ages. Despite being on medication, I think I’m also getting even more distracted more than ever as it’s so easy to get lost clicking from one subject that holds my interest, momentarily to the next subject. I had been pretty ignorant about ADD as I thought not being able to keep your attention on anything was the main symptom so when I read about hyper focussing on subjects you are interested in, it hit me that I was like that.
I guess I could simply try to have some internet free time & see if that helps.
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