Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder with a basis in brain chemistry dysfunction, it is not as common belief that ADHD is a matter of discipline, there is some level of procrastination that can be learned from childhood, but there are many many people who genuinely have ADHD, and cannot pull out of the procrastination and daydreaming it usually entails.
There is also a very large population of young adults and older adults with ADHD that gets ignored by mainstream society. ADHD is primarily associated with childhood disobedience and irrational behavior, which has nothing to do with what ADHD actually is.
The ADHD stereotype of hyperactivity, short attention span, being all over the place is actually a really big misunderstanding, and only serves to undermine those who suffer even more.
ADHD people actually have extremely good focus if they are engaged. If ADHD people are interested in what they are doing they will find it to pull away, for example if they get engaged in a video game they will get suckered in until the game is finished. Their minds often wander away and they are vivid day dreamers. This makes a lot of ADHD people secretly very creative and mentally imaginative, something that the mainstream does not recognize.
The actual science behind ADHD is complicated and not very well understood, though we can make a likely deduction that it has something to do with a mutation or abnormal development of the brains synaptic signaling betweeen different parts of binding site densities. It’s likely that anything that affects the development of the brain may cause ADHD as a side effect, as it’s main cause is the reduction of prefrontal cortex function,
To understand what ADHD is: We have to understand how it feels like psychological people. ADHD is the inability of the person to inhibit themselves. When an ADHD person acts out or loses attention, it’s not because they are psychological messes, but they are unable to inhibit their default action/feelings. For example if they are playing a video game, they are unable to inhibit the playing of the video game, to move on to other tasks.
If they want to say something (but they don’t really want to say it) they are unable to inhibit themselves from not saying it, at least their power to inhibit themselves is significantly lower than normal people. So they say things before they can process it.
How does this affect things like work? And why do ADHD people tend to procrastinate and be under achievers. For work they simply can’t inhibit themselves from fun things to do the hard things, if they do something monotonous they find it difficult to inhibit the brains want to escape from work. This is why ADHD people find it very hard to take control of their lives.
Many aspects puts a huge disadvantage on ADHD people in society, as such ADHD people are often very frustrated with themselves, demoralized because they felt like they have disappointed with themselves their whole lives and they know they have only achieve a fraction of what they should have, if only they can “stop” their feelings.
A huge aspect of ADHD is being unable to hold back feelings like a normal person can, as such ADHD people can find normal people very controlled and douchey.
Medication is a solution for ADHD, as are many psychological techniques and behaviors learned over time that reduce the tendency of ADHD people to “lose their willpower” to other more interesting things.