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Adult ADD- The Types and Symptoms

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is also referred to as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In many cases, it is assumed that ADD is only a condition that affects children between infancy and their adolescent years. The the truth is that the condition can advance to adulthood, and if not treated, they can affect an individual’s completion of their daily activities and tasks as well as the impact on their relationships negatively.

Regardless of the fact that ADD affects adults as well as children, the ADD symptoms vary considerably. In adults there are three types of attention deficit disorders. They are the primarily inattentive, hyperactive and combined. The three types have subtle differences, and it is essential that you identify the type of disorder you have in order to handle the unique symptoms you will be dealing with. Each type has its challenges, but you can use practical methods that will assist you to enhance your focus and ability to complete tasks.

The ADD Types
Primarilly Inattentive Type
If you have primarily inattentive ADD it might become difficult for you to concentrate on tasks. The moment you sit down to work you may feel the need to rest. You may procrastinate on tasks that seem overwhelming, putting them off because you have no idea where to even begin. Another symptom that you will experience with primarily inattentive ADD is that you become easily distracted. You become forgetful and disorganized. It is probably difficult for you to start a task and complete it. The unique challenge in this type learning how to organize your work and activities in such a way that you find it easy to focus for extended periods. Once you learn how to do that, you can be extremely productive.

A a person with ADHD will have a hard time trying to sit still. Such a person may select hazardous activities, work two jobs or enjoy high paced environments. Such a person becomes easily bored and requires constant stimulation. You get prone to impatience and dramatic outburst. The challenge you may face here is learning how to focus your energy and activity to see through the crucial tasks. You may also need help controlling your impulsive nature which often gets you into trouble.

If you experience combined symptoms, you may have a blend of both hyperactive and inattentive ADD. You will have problems with being inattentive and being unable to sit still. Tasks can be extremely difficult. If you suffer combined condition; you will need to learn how to manage both inattentive and hyperactive symptoms. You can greatly benefit from learning effective ways to prioritize your workflow and from learning how to channel your boundless energy. If you can handle your flighty character, then you will be capable of doing productive work.

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