Avoiding Tasks and ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2018-12-13

ADHD is a condition that’s as much about what you don’t do as what you do. Avoiding tasks that are unpleasant or simply uninteresting is a common sign of ADHD. The DSM diagnostic manual refers to this symptom as avoiding “tasks that require sustained mental effort.” Many people with ADHD report that it extends to tasks that are just tedious, like household chores, even if they don’t require a brilliant cognitive effort.