Subtypes of ADHD

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

ADHD was known before to be Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD.

There are subtypes to be known in ADHD. The subtypes of the disorder have been identified basing and depending on the symptoms the patient exhibits. The first of the three subtypes of the disorder is the inattentive type. The inattentive type of ADHD is characterized by various indicators. The patient diagnosed with the disorder has the inability to focus on details and instructions which make them ineffective in their work and that may affect their performance in school. This inability may usually lead them t committing mistakes that at times lower their self-esteem. Another is they are no able to keep their endurance in school and physical activities. When it comes to school, the ADHD encounter difficulty in listening to class discussions and may experience problems in organization that hinders them from understanding the lessons in school and affects their neatness at home as well. Inattentive type is also characterized by the child’s loss of appetite. They usually lose their things like their toys, notebooks, pencils and school materials and being in a stable of forgetting what they are tasked to do. 

The second subtype of ADHD is the hyperactive and impulsive type.

This type is characterized by the patient’s squirming and difficulty in sitting still. They also experience problems in remaining silent during activities and is always on the go which is more than what is required of them. The ADHD also show excessive talking and always enter a conversation even though they are not involved. There are cases when the ADHD are very impatient in waiting for their turn and this is where most of the problems enter.

The third and last subtype of ADHD is the combined type.  Among the two other types of ADHD, the combined type is the most popular of them all. This is characterized by the symptoms of both types mentioned earlier.

Even though raising and managing a child diagnosed with ADHD seem to challenging and difficult because of its symptoms, parents, teachers and other individuals directly or indirectly related to the patient be must always keep in mind that children with the disorder are not bad nor are acting out to be bad and naughty.

It must always be remembered that their behaviors do not reflect their real personality and characteristic but are just mere effects of their ADHD symptoms.

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