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DIVA-5, and two new DIVAs available (Young DIVA-5 and DIVA-5 ID)

DIVA-5 is the successor to DIVA 2.0, the structured Diagnostic Interview for Adult ADHD, and is based on the criteria for ADHD in DSM-5. DIVA-5 asks about the presence of ADHD symptoms in adulthood as well as childhood, the chronicity of these symptoms, and significant impairments due to these symptoms. In order to simplify the…

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The mysterious phenomenon of „hyperfocus” in ADHD

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30267329 by Eszter Kovács Abstract Adults with ADHD often report episodes of long-lasting, highly focused attention, a surprising report given their tendency to be distracted by irrelevant information. This has been colloquially termed “hyperfocus” (HF). Here, we introduce a novel assessment tool, the “AdultHyperfocus Questionnaire” and test the preregistered a priori hypothesis that HF is more prevalent in individuals…

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