Adhd predominantly inattentive

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Avatar f tn 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 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.
Avatar f tn 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. Lately,however, additional symptoms are creeping in, and it is not easy to determine whether they are due to my advancing years or to an increase in attention deficit. I am referring to greater difficulty focusing on reading and listening.
Avatar f tn First, you probably don't have ADHD (that would have been caught early), but ADD or Predominantly Inattentive Type". You can read about that here - http://www.help4adhd.org/about/what/WWK8 And, as I said in my earlier response, you do have many of the symptoms. and the only way that you will know for sure is to get a diagnosis. However, women tend to kind of get ignored by many doctors. You want to make sure that you see a doctor that deals with adult ADD/ADHD.
712961 tn?1229537851 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Authors Full Name Dieter Baeyens,* Herbert Roeyers, Piet Hoebeke, Inge Antrop, Rainer Mauel and Johan Vande Walle Institution Department of Psychology, Developmental Disorders, Ghent University (DB, HR, IA) and Pediatric Uro/Nephrological Center, Ghent University Hospital (DB, PH, RM, JVW), Ghent, Belgium Title The Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders on Brainstem Dysfunct
Avatar n tn (ADHD-I) Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes. Has difficulty sustaining attention. Does not appear to listen. Struggles to follow through on instructions. Has difficulty with organization. Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort. Loses things. Is easily distracted. Is forgetful in daily activities. ADHD predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type: (ADHD-HI) Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair.
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 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.
5973125 tn?1378579463 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 //www.help4adhd.org/en/about/what/WWK8 I certainly would consider another medical opinion, but unless you can find a pediatrician who specializes in ADHD, I would like for a child psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD. And, if he does have ADHD - these doctors will be a much better resource to work with you and him in dealing with this. I hope this helps if you have any more questions please post here or here where I also am the CL http://www.medhelp.
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.
8012558 tn?1399312257 Hi Mila, I am also the CL on the ADHD forum and your son has all of the classic symptoms of a child with ADHD or ADD. Check out this link for those symptoms. http://www.help4adhd.org/en/about/what/WWK1 And as I pointed out in the above post, lying is present is 49% of the kids with AD/HD.
Avatar n tn True, but anxiety is a co-disorder with AD/HD and he does have some of the symptoms of Predominantly Inattentive Type or ADD. You might want to check out this link. http://www.help4adhd.org/en/about/what/WWK8 I think the big question is did he have these anxieties before starting school? One thing that you also might want to try is a series of books (The Way I Feel books) aimed at the 4 to 7 year old crowd. The books are meant to be read to them and then practiced.
Avatar f tn Anxiety has many different forms. Here is a link that might help you pin down what is going on. http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/148/slide-1.html. This lists 6 types of anxiety and how to treat them. What does bother me is that I spent many years in the classroom (besides years on this forum). I had kids who were highly intelligent and about 5 grade begin to fall apart. My main clue that something was going on was frustration.
Avatar f tn I can't tell from your post if he is on the autistic spectrum or the ADHD. But, his refusal to take meds would suggest that he does not like the side effects. If the meds are properly prescribed, the side effects should not be an issue. Kinda of wonder what he was prescribed?
Avatar f tn I have also had irregular menstrual cycles, with severely heavy bleeding, and 3 early miscarriages. I have been diagnosed with ADHD (inattentive only) and depression. And have been on Adderall and an SSRI for several years. They help, but I have to be very careful. A little too much Adderall and not enough sleep, and I have severe side effects. And how much is too much varies from one day to the next. I often cut my adderall in half and go slow. Other times it simply will not work.
Avatar m tn Have you ever considered getting tested for ADHD (predominantly inattentive). You don't have to be hyper to fit the diagnostic criteria! But, lack of concentration, distraction, impulsivity and disorganization are the hallmarks of this disorder. I suggest you do some extensive research about it and maybe read some reputable books. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/adhd_in_adults/page3_em.