New Hyperfixation Definition (And Why It Misses The Point)

artistic impression of hyperfixation, a woman holding a magnifying glass to focus on a computer screen

Hyperfixation, sometimes called the ‘Superpower’ of ADHD and autism, is the ability to focus intensely on a task while losing track of time. A definition of hyperfixation needs to include the on/off switch to this hyperfocused state.