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What is inattentive attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (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 other types of the disorder.

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 May 1, 2017

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 May 1, 2017

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