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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

I use the DSM-5 criteria to diagnose ADHD. Children require at least 6 symptoms and adults require 5. Most individuals with ADHD have had symptoms before the age of 12. It is common to run in families. For the disorder to be considered significant, a person has issues socially, academically and occupationally. There are 3 types of ADHD: Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, Inattentive Type and Combination Type. Women tend to be undetected and diagnosed at a later age due to ‘silently suffering’ from inattentiveness and less likely to be a ‘behavioral problem’ in school. There is a higher risk of Anxiety disorders and Sleep disorders in people with ADHD.