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Individuals with AD/HD characteristics have difficulty across multiple settings including home, school and peer relationships.  AD/HD children usually do not do well at school or even fail, despite normal and above normal intelligence. They have difficulty sitting still and paying attention in class.  They often experience peer rejection and may engage in a broad array of disruptive behaviors.  


Types

The current terminology “AD/HD” encompasses three categories:


Symptoms


According to the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), three types of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder have been established in accordance with which symptoms are the strongest in the individual. The symptoms for each type are as follows:


1. Predominantly Inattentive Type: (These children are less disruptive and are often missed being correctly diagnosed.)



2.  Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type:



3.  Combined Inattentive/Hyperactivity Type: (This is the most common types, which includes symptoms of both the above types).


Inattentive symptoms:

Hyperactive symptoms:


Impulsive symptoms:



Adapted from an article in Psychology Today.



AD/HD:  

Types & Symptoms