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Petition to rename ADHD: Rather than calling it “Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder,” how about Attention Overabundance…
Much more accurate. The problem we have with attention isn’t a deficiency, it’s sometimes being deluged with too many things simultaneously demanding our attention to focus on a single one - especially those that feel in some way less interesting, important, or urgent.
Also maybe reconsider “Hyperactivity Disorder.” Just because someone needs physical stim to calm down doesn’t necessarily make them hyperactive. Plus, hyper-focus can provide hours of extreme productivity when harnessed.
Definitions are a matter of perspective. It seems that those whose brains work this way can come up with less-ableist language than those who are inconvenienced by us. ]