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What are the symptoms of inattentive type ADHD?

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A person with this type must have at least six of these nine symptoms, and very few of the symptoms of hyperactive-impulsive type:

  • Failing to pay attention to detail
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Failing to pay attention and keep on task
  • Failing or forgetting to listen
  • Being unable to follow or understand instructions
  • Avoiding tasks that involve effort
  • Being distracted
  • Being forgetful
  • Losing things that are needed to complete tasks

From: Types of ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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