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Are there different types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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When it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), no one diagnosis or treatment fits all. Everyone is different. The American Psychiatric Association has identified three types. Each has different symptoms, and treatments are based on those symptoms.

From: Types of ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

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

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD."

WebMD Live Events Transcript: "ADHD: Diagnosing a Disorder," Dec. 17, 2003.

The American Psychiatric Association. Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families: "Brain Imaging and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with Special Emphasis on Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)."

FDA:"FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 6, 2018

SOURCES:

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

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD."

WebMD Live Events Transcript: "ADHD: Diagnosing a Disorder," Dec. 17, 2003.

The American Psychiatric Association. Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families: "Brain Imaging and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with Special Emphasis on Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)."

FDA:"FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 6, 2018

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