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How is inattentive ADHD different from other types of ADHD?

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Inattentive ADHD used to be called attention deficit disorder. Children who have it have a lot of difficulty paying attention. That's how you can tell it apart from two other types of the disorder. Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD makes kids appear to be in constant motion. Their bodies and mouths are always going, as if driven by a motor, while children with combined ADHD has both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms.

From: ADHD: Inattentive Type WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Conn's Current Therapy 2012,

UptoDate: "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Overview of treatment and prognosis."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Conn's Current Therapy 2012,

UptoDate: "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Overview of treatment and prognosis."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

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