ADHD presents itself as:
Predominantly Inattentive: Symptoms - inability to organize or finish tasks; attention deficiency; inability to follow instructions and conversations; easily distracted and prone to forgetting details or routines.
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD - formerly called Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD) is a mental disorder that is characterized by problems with paying attention, hyperactivity, or difficulty controlling behavior. ADHD symptoms differ from person to person. Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms always begin in childhood. These symptoms may begin to manifest as early as age three but are more noticeable between ages six and twelve. ADHD symptoms in children are constantly exhibited in school, home, and recreation.
ADHD symptoms in children are exhibited in school, home, and recreational activities. A child with ADHD might daydream a lot, forget or lose things a lot, squirm or fidget, talk too much, make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks, have a hard time resisting temptation, have trouble taking turns or have difficulty getting along with others. Problems paying attention often result in poor school performance even though many children with ADHD have been observed to retain a focused attention on tasks they find interesting.
In adults, ADHD is associated with depression, mood swings, conduct and substance abuse and may cause peculiar difficulties at work and at home. Such individuals may have inconsistent work performance or even relationship problems.
Usually,adults with ADHD lose the ability to prioritize thoughts and actions and may experience difficulties completing tasks or forget important things.The National Resource on ADHD approximates about 10 million adults are affected by ADHD in the United States.
Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive: Symptoms - Excessively fidgety and talkative. actively unable to sit/stand still; restless and impulsive. Impulsiveness drives inappropriate speech and behavior. A person with impulsiveness may have more accidents and injuries than others.
Combined: A combined symptoms of the above two types are equally present in the person. Because symptoms can change over time, the presentation may change over time as well.
*ADHD is best treated with a combination of behavior therapy and medication. However, no single treatment pathway is the answer. Good treatment plans will include monitoring, follow-up, and change management.
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