What Is ADHD? A Quick Overview 2020

What Is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a non-curable, but treatable, health condition that affects the brain. It results in hyperactive and impulsive behaviors and makes it difficult for an individual to concentrate. While most commonly found in children, adults can also be diagnosed with ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD Although there are many symptoms of ADHD, some of the most common signs, including the ones already mentioned, are: difficulty concentrating on performing tasks restlessness impulsivity or acting without thinking (blurting out, interrupting others, etc.) easily distracted forgetfulness constantly in motion difficulty sitting still Even though these symptoms may be apparent, having one or more of these symptoms does not mean an individual has ADHD. In fact, according to NYC Psychiatrist Anthony W. Termine MD, it can be difficult to diagnose the disorder because a person needs to manifest 6 or more symptoms to be considered as having ADHD. Types of ADHD While ADHD is commonly used as a generic term, there are at least three different subtypes defined by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). They are Hyperactive-Impulsive, Inattentive, and Combined (both Hyperactive-Impulsive and Inattentive). Hyperactive-Impulsive For people with Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD, the usual symptoms displayed are fidgeting, difficulty […]

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