Types of ADHD
When it comes to ADHD, no one diagnosis or treatment fits all. Everyone is different. The American Psychiatric Association has identified three types. Each has different symptoms, and treatments are based on those symptoms.
A person with this type must have at least six of these nine symptoms, and very few of the symptoms of hyperactive-impulsive type:
To have this type, a person has to have at least six of these nine symptoms, and very few of the symptoms of inattentive type:
This is the most common type of ADHD. People with it have symptoms of both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive types.
National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
CDC: “Symptoms of ADHD.”
webmd Live Events Transcript: “ADHD: Diagnosing a Disorder,” Dec. 17, 2003.
The American Psychiatric Association. Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families: “Brain imaging and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with Special Emphasis on Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).”
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Types of ADHD
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