Diagnoses of ADHD are very different and so are the plans for treatment and prevention. As per the American Psychiatric Association, there are three types of ADHD:
To be diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD, the individual must display at least six of the nine symptoms that follow:
- Not paying attention to detail Paying no attention to details
- Erring carelessly
- Finding it difficult to concentrate and remain fixed on a task
- Failing to listen attentively
- Displaying an inhibited ability to follow orders or comprehend them
- Trying not to come across more effort-requiring tasks
- Failing to stay focused
- Forgetting easily
- Frequently losing important stuff that would be required to accomplish tasks.
To be diagnosed with the hyperactive-impulsive type of ADHD, the individual must display at least six of the nine symptoms that follow:
- Fiddling around
- Not properly remaining seated; often standing up
- Running and sprinting around or trying to climb in times that are inappropriate
- it difficult to play silently
- Excessively conversing
- Talking out of turn or blurting out Not waiting for their turn to talk
- Frequently interrupting others
- It seems as if they are being driven by a motor.
The combined type, which has both inattentive and hyperactive-impulse ADHD symptoms, is the most frequently diagnosed ADHD type.