In some adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it is not a lack of focus but extreme focus that causes problems in their personal and professional lives. This is known as hyperfocus.
Hyperfocus is strong form of mental concentration on a subject or task. At times, the focus can be so intense in adults with ADHD that they become completely oblivious to everything around them.
Everybody forgets things from time to time, but for a lot of people living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, forgetfulness is something that they experience frequently and consistently.
The forgetfulness associated with ADHD can include not remembering where you leave everyday items or forgetting important dates and tasks, which can have a negative impact at home and at work.
Life can be hectic for men and women living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. More so than for the average person, because being forgetful and inattentive often results in being disorganized.
When you have ADHD, you may have trouble keeping track of items, activities, and tasks. One may also struggle to prioritize tasks logically. This can be very damaging, especially professionally.