Recently, there was a story on a blog about a man diagnosed with adult ADHD in his 30’s. It answered many questions he’d had for years about his level of hyperfocus and high distractibility. He realized he used hyperfocus to drown out the distractions around him.
While this level of focus might seem highly productive to outsiders, this man would become obsessively absorbed in something, neglecting his responsibilities and losing track of time. He was prone to abandoning projects in mid-stream and changing focus completely.
What this young man did was learn how to rewire his brains using practices and habits of meditation. It allowed him to create a support system rather than being medicated.