Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a continuous pattern of hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD Symptoms
The main symptoms are hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Hyperactivity: means having a short attention span, increased movement, difficulty staying still, being distracted easily and impulsive.
Impulsivity: or being impulsive is a tendency to act without thinking or about or considering the consequences.
Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD Diagnosis
ADHD diagnosis requires a comprehensive evaluation by a health care professional. The assessment usually involves intellectual screening, memory testing, and attention and distraction tests.
- Unable to stay still.
- They are unable to seat or to keep seated, and they typically start to move around.
- Unable to keep quiet while doing other tasks and activities.
- They always seem "on the go." This is one of the main characteristics because these patients usually look like they need to do something immediately.
- More talkative than average.
- They talk and act often without a reason or an explanation
- Problems waiting in line or for a turn.
- Distracting, interfering and interrupting others while they work.
Causes and Risk Factors of Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD
Even though the causes of inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive adhd remain unclear. Some studies have suggested a close relationship to these factors.
- Premature birth.
- Low birth weight.
- Drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy.
- Brain injuries.
The therapies usually recommended by the health professionals are
- Behavioral Therapy: The aim of behavioral therapy is to identify and modify bad behaviors.
- Psychotherapy: The aim of psychotherapy is for the psychologist or psychiatrist to talk about the condition, and impact.
- Cognitive Therapy: The aim of cognitive therapy is to help the person be more aware and accepting the feelings. Which helps promote better focus and concentration.
- Parents Therapy: The aim of parents therapy is to help parents be prepared to provide support and care to kids with ADHD.
Treatment of Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD
The treatment of ADHD with pharmaceuticals is the most common. The most common types of medications are:
- Stimulants: The aim of stimulants is to elevate blood levels of neurochemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine in specific areas of the brain
- Antidepressants: The aim of antidepressants is to treat common mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Antidepressants are often combined with stimulants for anxiety, depression, and/or any other type of mood disorder.
- Non-stimulants: The aim of non-stimulants is to improve the attention, focus and hyperactivity of a person with ADHD.
Medications don't cure ADHD, but instead they help with coping.