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What is combined type ADHD?

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This is the most common type of ADHD. People with it have symptoms of both inattentive and hyperactivity-impulsive types:

  • Doesn't pay attention to detail or makes careless mistakes
  • Doesn't stay on task
  • Doesn’t listen
  • Doesn’t follow instructions or finish schoolwork or chores
  • Trouble organizing tasks or activities
  • Avoids or dislikes doing things that take effort or concentration
  • Loses things
  • Easily distracted
  • Forgetful
  • Fidgets or squirms a lot
  • Gets up from their seat a lot
  • Runs or climbs at inappropriate times
  • Has trouble playing quietly
  • Always “on the go” as if “driven by a motor"
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts an answer before the question has been completed
  • Trouble waiting their turn
  • Interrupts others

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (AAP/NICHQ)ADHD Practitioners' Toolkit."

American Psychiatric Association, (DSM-V): "AD/HD." Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

CHADD: "How is AD/HD Diagnosed?"

Medscape: "Diagnosing ADHD."

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

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 07, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (AAP/NICHQ)ADHD Practitioners' Toolkit."

American Psychiatric Association, (DSM-V): "AD/HD." Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

CHADD: "How is AD/HD Diagnosed?"

Medscape: "Diagnosing ADHD."

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

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 07, 2019

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