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New Distractibility ‘D Factor’ May Be Linked With ADHD

6th November, 2023

[Source: Science Daily]

In a study of different types of distraction involving more than 1,000 participants, researchers statistically derived a novel measure — dubbed the “d factor” — that could represent a person’s general tendency towards distraction and may be linked with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Han Zhang of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on October 25, 2023.

Prior research has explored various types of distraction, such as external stimulations, repetitive negative thinking, or daydreaming. Some research has suggested that vulnerability to different types of distraction could potentially be mathematically captured by an overarching “distractibility factor.” However, the evidence for a distractibility factor has been limited, and most studies have not considered a comprehensive collection of different types of distraction — including some associated with ADHD.

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