Enhanced Attention Syndrome

albie

albie

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#1
I think I have invented it. And have it. It means I spot coincidences more than most. I see and hear too much. It is the opposite of ADD.

It was fun seeing more but now it has turned bad.
 
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Inconsiderate

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#2
Don't worry

You're probably pattern finding here.
You have the idea in your head that you notice more things. Thus, you pay attention more, which leads to you noticing more things.
In the end, you don't have a disorder, you're just paying more attention to your surroundings. Don't delude yourself, you haven't invented or found some new disorder.
 
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TimeStopsForward

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#3
What inconsiderate said is probably more right since this seems to suddenly be a new thing.

But what I want to add is that ADD/ADHD is actually more like a surplus of attention. Every new sound/sight grabs our attention and jerks us away from what we’re trying to focus on.

Dr. Hallowell, an ADD/ADHD specialist coined this term. The name Attention-deficit is more of a misnomer.

So, if this is been going on for awhile it’s probably ADD/ADHD, if not — it’s what Inconsidertae said.