What Inattention Feels Like

 ADHD in the News 2016-04-07

Describing inattention in ADHD as not being able to concentrate has always seemed like something of an understatement to me. It’s the kind of description you would give if you saw someone being inattentive, but it doesn’t really capture what inattention is like in the first person. When you have ADHD, it’s not simply that you can’t concentrate. It’s that concentrating can actually be painful.