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

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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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7 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

Some kids "daydream." other kids daydream sometimes, and run around too much at other times.
There are as many "types" of adhd as there are kids.

In brief: Of course

Some kids "daydream." other kids daydream sometimes, and run around too much at other times.
There are as many "types" of adhd as there are kids.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.
Adhd-ia is the most common type but c or h/i in preschoolers is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties.

In brief: Yes

Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.
Adhd-ia is the most common type but c or h/i in preschoolers is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: There are 5 types

According to the dsm-iv-tr there are 5 types of adhd: predominantly hyperactive/impulsive subtype, predominantly inattentive subtype, combined subtype, persistent into adulthood, and not other wise specified.
The most common is the inattentive subtype by a wide margin, and is the subtype frequently missed. See http://www.Behavenet.Com/capsules/disorders/adhd.Htm.

In brief: There are 5 types

According to the dsm-iv-tr there are 5 types of adhd: predominantly hyperactive/impulsive subtype, predominantly inattentive subtype, combined subtype, persistent into adulthood, and not other wise specified.
The most common is the inattentive subtype by a wide margin, and is the subtype frequently missed. See http://www.Behavenet.Com/capsules/disorders/adhd.Htm.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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