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Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD

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.

Symptoms
  • Fidgeting.
  • Unable to stay still.
  • They are unable to seat or to keep seated, and they typically start to move around.
  • Anxiety.
  • Restlessness.
  • 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.

  • Genetics.
  • Premature birth.
  • Low birth weight.
  • Stress.
  • 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.

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