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    What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivitiy disorder Neurological developmental disorder Characterized by persistent pattern of impulsiveness and  inattention, with or without a component of hyperactivity Three types of ADHD ADHD, predominantly inattentive type ADHD, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD, combined type
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    Types of ADHD Inattentive Fails to give close attention to details Difficulty sustaining attention Does not seem to listen Does no follow through on instructions Hyperactive-impulsive Fidgets Difficulty playing quietly Runs about or climbs excessively Has difficulty awaiting turn
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    Types of ADHD (ctd. .) Combined type Combination of 2 sets of criteria DSM-IV states one must have at least 6 of 9 criteria ADHD, NOS is a category for people who have some  ADHD symptoms, but not enough to meet full criteria for  the condition
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course PSY 560 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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