Quiz: Do You Have Adult ADHD?
Chris Regal | March 30, 2012
- 0 Adult Deficit and Hyperactivity Disease
- 0 Attention Difficulties and Hyperactivity Disorder
- 1 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- 0 None of the above
You are correct! You are incorrect!
ADHD stands for::
In the past, ADHD was known by various different names, such as Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Hyperkinetic Reaction Hyperkinetic Reaction of Childhood, Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity, and finally its current name, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
In order to be diagnosed with ADHD, you must be hyperactive!!!
Though many with ADHD are hyperactive, some are quite lethargic, dreamy and inattentive.
Adults with ADHD are more intelligent than those without ADHD.
Adults with ADHD are no more or less intelligent than those without ADHD. However, many adults with ADHD also have learning disabilities which may have caused extra difficulties in school.
Some of the core symptoms of ADHD are:
The core symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, though not all with ADHD have all of the symptoms.
In order to be diagnosed with adult ADHD, one has to have had symptoms since age:
According to the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), adults must have had ADHD symptoms by at least age 7\. ADHD does not start in adulthood.
An adult with ADHD:
In order to be diagnosed with ADHD, adults must exhibit six or more symptoms in the categories of inattention and/or hyperactivity. These are only a few of the symptoms the DSM lists.
Adults with ADHD are often treated with the same type of medications used for children with ADHD.
Adults are typically treated with the same medications as children with ADHD - stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall are often the treatment of choice. However, since many adults with ADHD also have co-morbidities such as anxiety and depression, more than one medication might be prescribed.