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Outside the Lines: ADHD Like Being The Flash?

In DC Comics, The Flash has the ability not only to move, but to think and perceive at incredible speed, making him one of the more ADHD heroes. But according to the New Scientist, the reverse might be even more true — that children suffering from ADHD actually have an accelerated perspective of time:

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder might appear rowdy and indisciplined, but they are actually trying to cope with a faulty perception of time. What to most of us seems like a short stretch of time would drag unbearably for someone with ADHD, says Katya Rubia of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London.

I’m not sure if it would be good or bad for hyperactive kids to see ADHD as their “superpower,” but then, superpowers have often been presented as a double-edged sword for heroes, offering them unusual abilities at the cost of their ability to fit it with normal society. I also want you to know that I had to work very, very hard not to title this post “With Great Power Comes Great Hyperactivity,” because that would be insensitive.

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