What do you think adhd inattentive


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), particularly the inattentive subtype, is characterized by difficulties in maintaining focus, especially on tasks that are not of personal interest. Dr. Andrew Huberman notes that while it's commonly assumed that individuals with ADHD can't focus at all, they actually can concentrate quite well on activities that are highly engaging to them. This selective focus is not a general capability but is strongly tied to interest and motivation. He also points out that individuals with ADHD can be highly creative and often excel at divergent thinking, though they may struggle with convergent thinking, which affects how creative ideas are implemented 1.

Dr. Huberman also discusses the impact of ADHD on creativity, suggesting that while ADHD does not hinder creativity, it may enhance the ability to access novel ideas. However, the same individuals might face challenges in the execution of these ideas due to difficulties with convergent thinking 1.

For more details on ADHD and focus, including practical tools to support individuals with ADHD, Dr. Huberman refers listeners to specific episodes on his podcast for comprehensive discussions and resources 1.

ADHD and Creativity

Andrew explains the relationship between ADHD and creativity, highlighting that people with ADHD can have excellent novel and creative ideas but may struggle with convergent thinking. He suggests exploring rational pharmacology, nutrition, and supplementation to enhance convergent thinking and mentions the episode on ADHD and focus for tools to enhance it.

Huberman Lab

The Science of Creativity & How to Enhance Creative Innovation | Huberman Lab Podcast 103