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What is inattentive ADHD?

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Your friend with ADHD may actually be the most mellow in the group. When you have inattentive type ADHD, you mainly have trouble paying attention and focusing.

People with this type of ADHD are more prone to making careless mistakes, losing things, and not being able to follow through. Which explains, say, why a spouse keeps forgetting to do something like fix a jammed window or leaky toilet.

SOURCES:

Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders : "Underdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adult Patients: A Review of the Literature."

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): "Workplace Issues," "Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults, "Mastering Social Skills," "Marriage and Partnerships."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "Undiagnosed Adult ADHD a High Cost for Society."

Clinical Child and Family Psychological Review : "Misuse of Stimulant Medication Among College Students: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-analysis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Attention Deficit Disorder Without Hyperactivity (ADD) in Adults."

American Psychological Association: "Pay attention to me."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Combination of ADHD and poor emotional control runs in families."

American Journal of Psychiatry : "Deficient emotional self-regulation and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a family risk analysis."

Current Topics in Behavior and Neuroscience : "Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities in ADHD."

JAMA : "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Relaxation With Educational Support for Medication-Treated Adults With ADHD and Persistent Symptoms."

Personality and Individual Differences : "Creative style and achievement in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder."

University of Michigan News: "Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder score high in creativity."

Technical University of Munich: "Harnessing ADHD for business success."

Journal of Business Venturing Insights : "Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 31, 2017

SOURCES:

Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders : "Underdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adult Patients: A Review of the Literature."

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): "Workplace Issues," "Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults, "Mastering Social Skills," "Marriage and Partnerships."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "Undiagnosed Adult ADHD a High Cost for Society."

Clinical Child and Family Psychological Review : "Misuse of Stimulant Medication Among College Students: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-analysis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Attention Deficit Disorder Without Hyperactivity (ADD) in Adults."

American Psychological Association: "Pay attention to me."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Combination of ADHD and poor emotional control runs in families."

American Journal of Psychiatry : "Deficient emotional self-regulation and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a family risk analysis."

Current Topics in Behavior and Neuroscience : "Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities in ADHD."

JAMA : "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Relaxation With Educational Support for Medication-Treated Adults With ADHD and Persistent Symptoms."

Personality and Individual Differences : "Creative style and achievement in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder."

University of Michigan News: "Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder score high in creativity."

Technical University of Munich: "Harnessing ADHD for business success."

Journal of Business Venturing Insights : "Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 31, 2017

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