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ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a mental disorder related to attention span, impulsive decision making, and activity. It is not a detrimental condition, and there is long term treatment that makes people with ADHD able to live healthy, productive lifestyles. Below are some frequently asked questions about ADHD, as well as more information about the disorder:

What are 3 types of ADHD?

There are three major types of ADHD. First, ADHD impulsive/hyperactive type which presents itself as impulsive and hyperactive activities, but does not include inattentive behaviors, it's the least common of the three diagnoses of ADHD. Then, ADHD inattentive and distractible type, characterized by inattention and distracted behavior, usually does not include clinical hyperactive behaviors. Lastly, ADHD combined type, this is the most common disorder diagnosis, characterized by both hyperactivity and inattention. Children with ADHD are most likely to be diagnosed with the latter disorder. 

What are the nine symptoms of ADHD?

Nine of the most common symptoms of ADHD include: fidgeting, excessive movement, inability to concentrate long term, impulsivity, inattention, hyperactivity, difficulty staying seated, hard time reading for long periods of time, and distractibility. More symptoms will be discussed below. 

What causes ADHD? 

There is no specific cause for a diagnosis of ADHD, and researchers are still developing and understanding of main causes or risk factors. Some mental health professionals have said that you may be more likely to develop ADHD if  a blood relative has had ADHD. There are also medically reviewed studies suggesting that environmental toxins or issues during pregnancy may increase chances of an ADHD diagnosis. 

Is ADHD a bad thing?

No! People with ADHD may have a variety of lifestyle changes to make to cope with some challenges that come with an ADHD diagnosis and symptoms, like finding working habits that help them focus, or taking medication, or seeking treatment with a mental health professional, but that is not a bad thing. People with ADHD can use their ADHD to empower them and create a community aware of mental health disorders and what others are experiencing!

Will ADHD go away? Can ADHD go away?

People with ADHD will find a variety of ways to cope with their ADHD symptoms, making them more manageable overtime. The symptoms themselves may also change over time, for example children with ADHD may have different experiences that adults with ADHD. Taking an ADHD test can help you figure out if symptoms are present, but is not a substitute for speaking with a medical professional.

What are people with ADHD good at?

People with ADHD can be good at a variety of things, like any person, whatever they put their mind to or want to be good at, they can accomplish, possibly with some challenges due to their ADHD, however they are still capable of success as much as any other person. Specifically, many people with ADHD are good at being creative and inventive with their ideas, their ADHD may give them a perspective that the rest of the population may not have!


For more information on what ADHD is, symptoms, signs, and treatment, continue reading:


What is Adult ADHD?


If you are wondering whether you or a loved one are experiencing signs of ADHD, please don't hesitate to take this online test to learn more information, including helpful next steps.

Signs of Adult ADHD

How is Adult ADHD Treated?

Therapy involves a multidisciplinary approach (psychiatry, neurology, psychology) and the involvement of friends and family members who can provide social support to those with ADHD. With the addition of these treatment methods, people can live a healthy and productive lifestyle while managing their symptoms.

Most experts agree that the best approach to treat adult ADHD is a combination of pharmacological treatment and psychotherapy focused on addressing signs and symptoms discussed in the quiz above.

Medication for ADHD Symptoms

Since the disorder is often accompanied by depression or anxiety, psychiatrists can prescribe medication to help patients cope with symptoms and achieve mental balance.

However, a therapeutic approach based solely on medication is not sufficient for adults with the disorder, as medication only diminishes the symptoms, but does not fundamentally change how the brain works. Due to this, most professionals will recommend a combination treatment method to treat the disorder.

Psychotherapy for ADHD Symptoms

Psychotherapy is an extremely useful tool in the treatment of most disorders. Many clinicians believe cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can have a significantly positive effect on adults who have the disorder in terms of gaining valuable organizational and time management skills.

With the help of a counselor or therapist, adults with ADHD can find ways to avoid distractions, control their impulsive decisions associated with it, and cultivate peace of mind through meditation and relaxation techniques.

Furthermore, if the person is dealing with co-occurring conditions (e.g. bipolar disorder, OCD, anxiety, depression, along with ADHD) then psychotherapy becomes an absolute necessity.

Where to Read More Online about ADHD


If you or a loved one resonate with the signs and symptoms of ADHD mentioned in this article, don't hesitate to take this online quiz today and find out where to get help.

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