Subtypes and Symptoms of ADHD
There are three different recognized subtypes of ADHD: hyperactive-impulsive type, inattentive type, and combined type. The symptoms of ADHD in Farmingdale can vary somewhat between different subtypes, and the underlying neurological mechanisms may also differ. Symptoms of ADHD can involve impulsive behavior, excessive movement and activity, and fast or excessive talking, which is typical of the hyperactive-impulsive type and can also occur with the combined type. In the inattentive type, however, the overactivity and impulsive tendencies are often lacking. Symptoms of ADHD in the inattentive type are more likely to involve sluggishness, fatigue, and excessive daydreaming. People with ADHD in Farmingdale may fall into any of the three categories, although the hyperactive-impulsive type is the best known and most discussed in the media and popular culture.
Symptoms of ADHD, Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
ADHD- Hyperactive-Impulsive Type is what most people in Farmingdale think of as representing the classic symptoms of ADHD. People with this form of the disorder tend to be fidgety, talk too fast, and have difficulty sitting still for any length of time. They also have a tendency to act impulsively, without thinking things through first. This subtype is often the most immediately recognizable, especially in children, because these kinds of symptoms of ADHD are the most likely to cause disruptive behavior in the classroom.
Symptoms of ADHD, Inattentive Type
The symptoms of ADHD, Inattentive Type, tend to differ somewhat from the symptoms of the hyperactive-impulsive subtype. In the inattentive form of ADHD in Farmingdale, the person does not generally exhibit any hyperactivity, and is often not particularly impulsive. Instead, they tend to seem dreamy and “spaced-out” much of the time. They also tend to have difficulty organizing objects and activities, and have trouble keeping track of tasks. Although they still have significant difficulty concentrating, their problems may not be recognized immediately as symptoms of ADHD since most people associated ADHD with hyperactivity. However, the inattentive symptoms of ADHD cause just as much difficulty with attention and concentration as hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, and can interfere significantly with a person’s academic or occupational performance. Some evidence suggests that the inattentive subtype of ADHD may also involve slightly different neurochemical underpinnings, as well as being associated with different abnormalities in neural oscillations. Although the symptoms of ADHD in these cases respond to the same medications as hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, people with the inattentive subtype may respond to different neurofeedback protocols for achieving optimal results.
Symptoms of ADHD, Combined Type
The combined type of ADHD can include a combination of inattentive or “spacey” symptoms of ADHD, as well as hyperactive or impulsive symptoms. In terms of prevalence rates, this subtype is probably the most common form of ADHD in Farmingdale. The underlying neurology in combined-type ADHD probably differs from both the hyperactive type and the inattentive type. In one 2005 study, researchers found that people with combined symptoms of ADHD did not exhibit the same degree of executive function difficulties, such as slower processing speed, as people with the other two subtypes. It has also been found to be more likely than purely inattentive ADHD to occur along with bipolar disorder or with dysthymia, a mild form of depression. Like the other two subtypes of ADHD, the combined type also responds very well to neurofeedback therapy.