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What is the role of fantasy in adult attention deficit disorder (ADD)?

Fantasies have a truth of their own. We think of fantasies as by definition false. But fantasies aren't concerned with true or false, they're concerned with creation. Fantasies guide you in creating reality, not in reflecting it. Adult attention deficit disorder (ADD) gives you lots of fantasies. These can distract you, but they can also give you the power to create a new world rather than repeat your past. The symptom is tied up with the gift.

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