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ADHD diagnosis requires a comprehensive evaluation by a health care professional. The assessment usually involves intellectual screening, memory testing, and attention and distraction tests. The symptoms can vary from mild to severe and often include difficulty in or an erratic performance at school/work, problems with daily responsibilities, relationship difficulties, and chronic emotions of disappointment, or blame.

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ADHD is considered a common neurodevelopmental disorder during the pediatric age.

Inattentive ADHD

About Inattentive ADHD

ADHD is considered a common neurodevelopmental disorder during the pediatric age. Inattentive ADHD is a presentation of this disorder characterized by some specific symptoms that lead to academic and social impairment. This new pathology is usually known as attention deficit disorder, and health professionals often misdiagnose it due to the non-specific behavior of the affected children.

The prevalence of this condition is high when is compare with the Hyperactivity ADHD. It usually affects more females than males, and the diagnosis is often late resulting in late referrals.

Symptoms of Inattentive ADHD

Symptoms of a deficit of attention, such as heavy concentration, distractibility, inability to finalize any work or task, forgetfulness, disorganization, and some problems to follow orders or instructions characterize the Inattentive ADHD.

Diagnosis of Inattentive ADHD

The diagnosis of the Inattentive ADHD constitutes a real challenge for the health professionals because, in addition to the deficit of attention, the patient does not show all the symptoms.

The principal characteristic of Inattentive ADHD is the inattention. Usually, the real example can be a child, that spend time doing something else rather than the class.

According to different researches six of the nine symptoms below need to be present to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Usually, they are unable to pay close attention to some features or performs simple mistakes in homework, at work, or during other types of activities.
  • Usually is present a deficit of focus while the child or adult is playing or completing tasks. Some examples of this inattention in students are incomplete homework, unfinished works, and deficient reading assignments. In the case of adults, the most common example is the distraction during a meeting because he/she is doing something else like chewing gum or drinking coffee or tea during the work session.
  • Usually, the persons look indifferent when spoken to them straight.
  • Often the patients do not follow simple instructions and do not complete the schoolwork, homework, task, or duties in the workplace.
  • Usually, they have problems with the organization of functions and activities.
  • Typically, the persons affected with Inattentive ADHD has objections, or they are unwilling to engage in jobs that require supported a mental effort.
  • Often they lose things necessary for the successful development of functions or activities.
  • They get regularly distracted by extern stimuli. Usually, patients with this condition are considered dreamers because they exactly look like they are on another planet.
  • Often, they forget to do daily activities such as doing homework, replying calls, paying bills, attending appointments).

Combination ADHD

About Combination ADHD

Combined ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by both hyperactivity and impulsivity as well as a deficit of attention. The symptoms can vary from mild to severe. It is frequently diagnosed in adults because the characteristic symptoms usually are misdiagnosed. Adults with this condition often have difficulties at work also in their family lives such as erratic performance in their professions, problems with daily responsibilities, relationship difficulties, and chronic emotions of disappointment, or blame.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Combination ADHD

Combined type ADHD is where both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity are present.

Symptoms of a deficit of attention, such as heavy concentration, distractibility, inability to finalize any work or task, forgetfulness, disorganization, and some problems to follow orders or instructions can be present in this condition. Also, there are signs of hyperactivity (a person that usually moves continuously and talk more than usual), and impulsivity (a person that often performs fast actions that occur at the moment without thinking about the possible consequences.

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