What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or Ad(h)d for short is a chronic disorder that causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
According to, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, ADHD symptoms start before age 12, and in some children, they’re noticeable as early as 3 years of age. ADHD symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, and they may continue into adulthood. ADHD occurs more often in males than in females, and behaviors can be different in boys and girls. For example, boys may be more hyperactive and girls may tend to be quietly inattentive.
“Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 25 June 2019, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adhd/symptoms-causes/syc-20350889?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=abstract&utm_content=Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder&utm_campaign=Knowledge-panel.
So what are the types of adhd
There are three sub types of Adhd. They are Predominately inattentive, Predominantly hyperactive/ impulsive, or both. Every person with adhd may have some or all of the symptoms in each sub type.
Inattentive , by the Oxford Language Dictionary, is to not be paying attention to something. Other common words that can be used is not concentrating or distracted.
Theses things may seem easy to you but for someone that has this kind of Adhd can be difficult like.
- Trouble paying close attention to detail in work causing mistakes
- Having trouble staying focused on a long term task
- Trouble listening to when spoken to
- having difficulty following through on instruction
- Trouble organizing task or activities
- Losing things like pencils, paper,ext
- Avoid unwanted work that requires focusing
- Distracted very easily
- Can forget to do do daily activities!
Predominantly Hyper active /impulsive
Hyper active/ impulsive is when the person has to be moving at all times. While impulsive is when someone makes an action without thinking in the moment.
If some one is Hyper Active/Impulsive some things you will see is!
- Not being able to sit in a seat for long
- Leaping into situations when they shouldn’t
- Unable to be quite about hobbies
- In ￼ Constant motion or ” on the go”
- Taking non stop
- Interrupting ,not letting others finishing sentence or questions. Also things like games or activities
- Hard time waiting for turn.
Some who people grow with with adhd, like have both! They do things that are both inattentive and have hyperactive/impulsive. Each person differs depending on the severity
So what are the severity.
There is three levels to Adhd like with any disorder. There is mild, moderate,and severe. Each level
- Mild– has a few symptoms but enough to be diagnosed. Minor impact on work and social life.
- Moderate– symptoms are in between “Mild” and “severe”. Will more impacted on work and social life.
- Severe– many symptoms and are beyond the amount to make a diagnosis. In result the work and social life are impacted a lot. All so can be seen as impaired.
So where am i on this scale!
I am a severe case of both Predominantly Hyper active /impulsive and Predominately inattentive. As i grown up my habits have changed. This is due to adults teaching me how act in situation. I still struggle a lot of things both work and socializing but im still growing and learning.