In this episode we will delve into a topic of great relevance: the case of a group of patients seeking a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, but who are actually within the autism spectrum disorder, presenting an atypical variant of ADHD .
This phenomenon is especially intriguing, since the inattention observed in these cases is not caused by a deficit itself, but by a cognitive component characterized by mental inflexibility or rigidity. This particularity disables the affected people to carry out efficient and adaptive attentional transitions.
Consequently, these people tend to focus excessively on a stimulus, but often it is the wrong stimulus. This behavior can lead to difficulties in their academic, work and social performance, generating challenges that it is important to address appropriately.