ADHD can be characterized by multiple symptoms. Some of these symptoms can include including trouble paying attention, being easily distracted, jumping from one activity to another, procrastinating, disorganization, forgetfulness, fidgeting, talking excessively, impatience, interrupting and difficulty completing tasks. The subtypes to ADHD are inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive and combined.
What happened until recently, was that the inattentive form of ADHD, was labeled as ADD. However, now, the term ADD is no longer used and it has been combined under the banner of ADHD.
What something you need to know about the inattentive type of ADHD is that it’s often overlooked. “While these kids have organizational and attention issues, they lack hyperactivity and impulsivity, which makes their ADHD go under the radar or undetected.” This is according to a multitude of doctors in the field of ADHD. People that have the symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity have a tendency to have an earlier early diagnosis. This is because their symptoms are more pronounce and not as subtle.
Regardless of the type of ADHD a person has the treatment is the same. One way is with medication. These are typically of a simulant nature and these have a positive effect on most people. But cognitive therapy can work well as well teaching the children to organize themselves and slow down. However, teachers and parents need to learn how to manage the disorder as well.