Adhd predominantly inattentive

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Avatar f tn The short answer: There is no difference. Officially, only ADHD exists. It comes in three varieties: ADHD predominantly hyperactive, ADHD predominantly inattentive, and ADHD mixed type. In other words, you don't need to be hyperactive in order to be diagnosed as ADHD. The term ADD is merely a popular abbreviation frequently (mis)used to indicate that someone is inattentive and does not display symptoms of hyperactivity.
Avatar f tn I'm not privy to any scientific studies on the subject you have raised although I am sure they exist somewhere. So all I can offer here at this point is my own experience: I've had ADHD (predominantly inattentive type) since childhood, and BP2 since adolescence. Looking back from age 68 now, I would say that the ADHD has pretty well maintained the same level.
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Avatar n tn If you are researching the connection between ADD/ADHD and lying, you have to start with ADHD, even if your daughter displays none of the "H" symptoms. Why? Because the DSM IV does not even list a condition called ADD. The latter is merely a popular abbreviation and sometimes people will use it to indicate that their child is not hyperactive. Psychiatrists speak of thre kinds of ADHD: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive, and mixed type.
Avatar m tn I am 44. Recently diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. I have all types of memory problems, focus/concentration problems. A have a phobia of any situation that might reveal a lack of ability to articulate. I have very poor reading comprehension and have to read and reread many times to process it or in other words there is little automaticity there when I read. I have tried 6 different medications none of which has helped. My only source of relief is avoidance and denial.
Avatar f tn Well, he shows classic symptoms of ADD, but I really don't have enough information to give that as a possibility yet. You said his "teachers recommended thearpy, but that did not work last year." Could you give us more information on that. What kind of therapy? Who gave it? I still would like to know his birth date and grade level just to rule that out.
Avatar f tn Predominantly Inattentive Type Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Type Combined Type Sometimes a combination of therapy and medication is indicated. Of all the medications prescribed to treat ADHD, stimulants are often the most effective. Paradoxically, medications that are mild stimulants often deliver a calming effect to the central nervous system (brain and nerves) of those with ADHD. In some cases, antihypertensives or antidepressants may be prescribed.
5973125 tn?1378575863 Kids who have the Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Type tend to get noticed right away. Kids who have the Predominantly Inattentive Type can go a long time before it is noticed. I have seen plenty of posts by adults who finally got diagnosed later in life - and it was a huge relief because they always knew something was wrong, but couldn't figure out what it was.
Avatar f tn Ummmm, the teachers say he is very smart - and he barely makes it to second grade? They have noticed he gets distracted. Kind of common for 6 and 7 year old boys, but it sounds like they notice it more with him then the other kids? Something is not quite right. Beginning to think it might be his doctors. How did they reach their decision? They should have had both the home and school fill out surveys about him.
Avatar f tn my daughter was put on ritalian 2 times a day, at her old school she was getting suspended at least once a week but at this school the teachers seem to care more and she got an award for good behavior the first in i dont know how long,the doctor dosen't think she as adhd but thinks she as add i don't want her on medicines for the rest of her life can you suggest any thing else?
Avatar f tn my son is 8 yrs, I want to knw if he has inattentive ADHD, not writing down school/home work is the main problem, slow to write most of the times, good at reading, hardly finishes work, bit aggresive with me, difficult to get him to go to bathroom, prone to minor injuries like bumpin his head, little sensitive, pls help, I m worried I dont knw wht to do, the psychiatris prescribed Ritalin after I told her that i suspected but the councellor was not sure
Avatar n tn hello. i was diagnosed adhd when i was about 9 yrs old. i was really hyperactive, but things have changed. im 19 now and i have al the add symptoms but i do not have hyperactivity, instead i have hypoactivity. is this possible that adhd turned into add. what does this mean?
Avatar f tn What are the most obvious & prominent signs of ADD/ ADHD.
Avatar f tn i thought i had adhd inattentive type not the hyperactivity type. I feel she isn't listening to me when i told her the inattentive type symtoms of which i have them all. She is just saying its anxiety. I also feel i have a slight comprehension problem. I can't understand simple things. But if i am told over many, many times until i understand i get it. She just thinks that i wasn't told how to do things. But its more then that. I am not going to her for therapy.
Avatar n tn My son is a very calm, well behaved 7 1/2 year old. He has been diagnosed with inattentive type ADHD. He is extremely bright. He can only were certain clothes because others "don't feel right". He constantly clears his throat. He has very poor motor skills, cannot ride a bike, catch a ball, tie a shoe, use a fork properly. He has melt downs where is screams for everyone to get away from him. He has a fear of loud noise. Could it be more than ADHD? Could it be aspergers?
20003388 tn?1515166040 I am prescribe the Rexulti for depression/anxiety in conjunction with Prozac and Cymbalta. The Vyvanse is being added to treat my severe ADHD, I am the mostly inattentive type. I just want to be able to think and focus clearly. If this combo will still allow that I would be happy, if not than I may need to talk to my doc. Thanks for any responses.
20044847 tn?1539205032 I am also the CL on the adhd forum, and he certainly does show symptoms of inattentive adhd. It will be interesting to see what the psychologist has to say. But, inattentive adhd or add is often hard to diagnose. Here are two links on add that you might find interesting. https://www.additudemag.
Avatar f tn Screaming, yelling, and running around are not products or symptoms of ADHD. ADHD misbehaviors are inattentive behaviors such as talking out of turn, etc... What your son requires is discipline. Perhaps your son requires a more structured school setting like day treatment where there is more structure. But I really think the focus should be more on discipline than medication.
Avatar f tn After a series of tests on her part and questionnaires on our part, he diagnosed her with ADHD (inattentive type with no H factor) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. He recommended meds for ADHD and family therapy for the ODD. Our pediatrician does not take this diag lightly, so they are testing her again as like a 2nd opinion. We do that on Sept 16th. I am just so overwhelmed right now.
Avatar f tn It is very common for children on the Autism Spectrum to have symptoms of ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders. Many doctors are hesitant to give a dual diagnosis. Kudos to your Doctor! Has your doctor given you referrals to the nearest Autism Society yet? Do you have any specific questions or just looking for support right now?
Avatar n tn re male, but I suspect since women tend to be more likely to have Inattentive ADD, it might be true of males with Inattentive ADD too (although I have no solid evidence to base this claim on). The symptoms you describe sound very similar to mine. I have to make clear, though, that I don't actually have an official diagnosis, because I live in the UK and it's really hard to get a diagnosis as an adult (my doctor didn't really seem aware that adults could even have ADD!).
1053987 tn?1279304510 There are 2 types of ADHD- hyperactive and inattentive. Bipolar II is commonly misdiagnosed as ADHD because many of the symptoms are the same like loss of concentration, memory, racing thoughts, etc. The key to distinguishing between the two is that, to warrant a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms must have been present in childhood. The ADHD-like symptoms of BPII begin at any time with the onset of the disorder.
Avatar f tn This could be ADHD (primarily inattentive). I went through 13 years of school without being diagnosed - I was evaluated and diagned in college after my symptoms worsened. I also had prior diagnoses of anxiety and depression.
Avatar m tn Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch from one activity to another Have difficulty maintaining focus on one task Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless doing something enjoyable Have difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new or trouble completing or turning in homework assignments, often losing things (e.g.
Avatar f tn // Hope this helps. Best wishes.