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What are the different symptoms and types of ADHD?

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Symptoms of ADHD can differ from person to person, but there are three basic types of ADHD. Each one is identified by the symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. When the main symptoms are inattention, distraction, and disorganization, the type is usually called primarily inattentive. The symptoms of hyperactivity and possibly impulsiveness appear to diminish with age but are seen in the primarily hyperactive/impulsive type. The third type has some symptoms from each of the other two and is called the combined type.

From: Understanding ADHD -- the Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. FDA. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians.




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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