Thanks, you are posting interesting articles. I always thought hyperfocus was an autism, ADHD or ADD thing, so i must have some of that, but never realised it also belongs to schizophrenia. I couldnt read the whole article now, but i will later!
hyperfocused you enter the zone? Like, Micheal Jordan on the court…
When my wife was alive she would say that sometimes I’d get so engrossed with something online that I’d not hear her talk to me so wouldn’t respond .
Of course that doesn’t happen now, but there are occasions when I seem to lose track of time.
Based on the example given, I don’t think that I’ve even once in my life been hyperfocused. And I can be a pretty focused person.
I used to hours at a time.
I hyperfocus quite a bit somethings will just grab my attention and be the only thing I care about for days
I’m like a bear with an itch when it comes to some things .
Focus gets things done.
I guess I have Aspergers and schizophrenia does the opposite. I blamed the meds a lot but they are supposed to help me. I don’t think Aspergers plus a stimulant would be good. I thought I had auditory processing disorder for a while. Maybe ADD too. My sister says I don’t have ADD at all. She said because I can focus for hours like when I played video games. I played video games literally all day as a kid. I just cannot focus like I used to. I have no motivation and I’m a lot dumber than I used to be, but I’m more open minded to a fault.
I would also have hypomania probably from energy drinks as a teenager. I would study a lot instead of staring at the wall when doing my math homework. I remember checking out all the books I could on finance because I wanted to study finance and do it for a living. It never panned out.