ADHD and Fandom

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Related terms: Neurodivergency
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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodivergency, alongside other conditions such as autism and dyslexia.


One trait of ADHD that often affects fandom experience is hyperfixations. Similiar to the special interests of autistic folk, hyperfixations are characterised by an ability to focus for an extended period of time on one thing. For some, these hyperfixations will be towards specific media texts.

Other Traits

Canon Representation

Celebrities and Real People


Fanon & Headcanons

Some characters are quite commonly headcanoned as having ADHD, and many are often argued to be coded as such:



Resources & External Links


  1. ^ All For One | S2 EP21 | "Low Point"