First diagnosed as a disorder relating to impulsiveness in 1902 in Britain ADHD and ADD have seen many name changes and developments in diagnosis. The more research we do the more we learn about these disorders and find new and alternative treatments for ADHD and ADD.
There are many types of ADHD that are more and less obvious however one of the more misdiagnosed types has to be Inattentive ADHD. This is so due to its symptoms, actually many of those with inattentive ADHD go undiagnosed for years and do not understand the cause for many of their turmoils that are often attributed to external conditions and influences.
There are very obvious difference between ADD and ADHD to better understand them we should familiarize ourselves with the types and symptoms of these disorders.
Getting to Know the Inattentive ADHD Type:
Thomas Brown describes common symptoms of Inattentive ADHD:
- Often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
- Often difficulty following through on instructions from others
- Difficulty sustaining attention
- Often does not seem to listen to what is being said
- Tendency to lose things necessary for tasks or activities
- Difficulty organizing goal-directed activities
- Often shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
There are a number of signs of ADD that you can look for which you can learn about by educating yourself and familiarizing yourself with these disorders however it is important to emphasize that the most effective way to clarify what type of disorder you or your loved one is suffering from is by getting tested by a psychologist or psychiatrist trained in ADD and learning disabilities.