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Are there other types of ADHD besides when a kid is hyperactive?

Are there other types of ADHD besides when a kid is hyperactive?

Types of ADHD: There are three types: inattentive type with difficulty focusing, concentrating, finishing tasks, listening, organizing, forgetfulness; hyperactive-impulsive type with difficulty sitting still, constantly on the go, talkativeness, intrusiveness, interrupting, impatient; combined type with symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


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Is it weird for my son to have ADHD inattentive type instead of the hyperactive type?

Is it weird for my son to have ADHD inattentive type instead of the hyperactive type?

Not at all: The predominantly inattentive subtype of adhd is the most common variety in males & females, therefore, it is likely to be present in any child with a higher likelihood. In the "old days, " hyperactivity was used as the predominant symptom of adhd, but we now know that it is the control of activity, rather than the activity itself that is the basic pathophysiology (that which is abnormal) in adhd. ...Read more

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Stool type 6. Chronic constipation chronic dysbiosis foul smelling. Increased negative behaviors and increased hyperactivity?

Stool type 6.  Chronic constipation chronic dysbiosis  foul smelling. Increased negative behaviors and increased hyperactivity?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A partial list: First, adhd is highly heritable, so having a parent or sibling who has adhd or a family history of adhd is the most common set-up. Then comes prematurity; the smaller the baby, the higher the risk of adhd. Many genetic syndromes are associated with with adhd, giving researchers the opportunity to look at the genes involved with adhd. Less common are brain infections or injuries. ...Read more

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Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

ADD: Add without hyperactivity is simply add. It can sometimes be overlooked because the kids are not as conspicuous as the ones bouncing around the classroom. ...Read more

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1 yr ago i was told i had a hyperactive thyroid infection w/no further explanation. Alopecia& weight loss now back again what type of doctor do I see?

Endocrinology: The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system. If hyperactive it can cause symptoms similar to what you are describing and a physician who is specialized in this needs to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Undetermined: The to& fro on food additives first peaked in the early 70's. By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects.Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult. ...Read more

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What is cause of add hyperactive behaviour?

Inherited or environ: Adhd has been associated with the father's genes, exposure to cigarettes or other drugs during pregnancy, and can be confused with many other issues. See your pediatrician or psychologist to be sure. ...Read more