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Let's say you have ADHD and you want to read a good fiction novel. But you find yourself unable to focus on the book because your mind is cluttered with nonsense. You can't see what goes on in the story in your mind because your mind is distracted. This makes reading a book difficult and a struggle. You're place in an area of your house that is quiet and free of any distraction but your mind is loud and easily distracted. With nothing else to do, you stop reading and focus on something else. Which is frustrating because you love to read.

Has anyone suffered from this problem? I know I do.

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Yep lol, I gave up on reading books, since I can't focus on them at all do to my ADHD in all honesty.
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Eh i have anxiety issues my mind is too distracted by worries (sometimes really minor and pointless) and that prevents me from getting my shit together and getting things done on time.
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Yah it's the same for me, can read a page and not know what I just read. I also have a hard time doing only one thing at a time and sometimes the other things become distractions but it's impossible without them argh.
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Sorry I couldn't finish the paragraph.


That's okay.
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Yeah, but not particularly because of ADHD. This little issue is common amongst all people. If I'm not really interested in the book (i.e., it doesn't hold your attention), I'm just not. No point in trying to force it, regardless of how much I generally like reading.
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Yeah, but not particularly because of ADHD. This little issue is common amongst all people. If I'm not really interested in the book (i.e., it doesn't hold your attention), I'm just not. No point in trying to force it, regardless of how much I generally like reading.


I always wonder if that is the problem. Yet I had ADHD since I was a child and reading books were just plain difficult.
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I can read some, but after a page or two some other thoughts takes over and i am distracted. making it really hard to focus on the story
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You have to have numerous other factors to support it being specifically caused by ADHD. Otherwise, it's just the dreaded "reading block."

This may come in handy;
https://dysfunctionalliteracy.com/2012/12/09/the-five-best-ways-to-beat-readers-block/
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Yes a problem I face is sometimes when I read I get distracted even though I find the book interesting and I do something else. A problem I face is I get distracted when it's silent/quiet so I must listen to music to focus.
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I can't focus on reading until I kill all distractions, or if I get into an intense focus state of mind.

But yeah, turn off anything that makes noise, clear your mind, and try to focus.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let's say you have ADHD and you want to read a good fiction novel. But you find yourself unable to focus on the book because your mind is cluttered with nonsense. You can't see what goes on in the story in your mind because your mind is distracted. This makes reading a book difficult and a struggle. You're place in an area of your house that is quiet and free of any distraction but your mind is loud and easily distracted. With nothing else to do, you stop reading and focus on something else. Which is frustrating because you love to read.

Has anyone suffered from this problem? I know I do.

Enjoy!!!


ADHD did not exist when I was a kid.


The process was called buckle down and learn how to fkn concentrate on something.


It is a learned skill.


Not having cultivated that skill doesnt mean you have some phychologist's dream of a disorder.





But its good if you're a drug pusher. Legal or Illegal.
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Posted 11/10/16 , edited 11/10/16

aeb0717 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:



You have to have numerous other factors to support it being specifically caused by ADHD. Otherwise, it's just the dreaded "reading block."

This may come in handy;
https://dysfunctionalliteracy.com/2012/12/09/the-five-best-ways-to-beat-readers-block/


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I never heard of that. I've only heard of writer's block.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let's say you have ADHD and you want to read a good fiction novel. But you find yourself unable to focus on the book because your mind is cluttered with nonsense. You can't see what goes on in the story in your mind because your mind is distracted. This makes reading a book difficult and a struggle. You're place in an area of your house that is quiet and free of any distraction but your mind is loud and easily distracted. With nothing else to do, you stop reading and focus on something else. Which is frustrating because you love to read.

Has anyone suffered from this problem? I know I do.

Enjoy!!!


I can stay up reading all night and frequently do. My problem is more along the lines of starting something, because I don't always have the time, but I won't want to stop.

However, I do often pause reading and think about something else for a minute or so before continuing. Sometimes, you just have thoughts that require some closure before you can focus on something else.
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