What is inattentiveness ADHD?

inattentiveness ADHD

What is inattentiveness ADHD?

Inattentiveness ADHD, also known as ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common disorder in which people have a hard time focusing, controlling impulsive behaviours (may act without thinking about what the result will be) and are hyperactive.

Inattentive ADHD is characterized by careless errors caused by a lack of attention. Hyperactivity is not present, and signs of impulsivity are not as obvious as those in hyperactive ADHD.

People with inattentiveness ADHD may:

-Be easily distracted; Forget or lose things; Not finish tasks; Have difficulty concentrating during work or play; Be disorganized; Avoid tasks that require a lot of thinking such as schoolwork or paperwork; Make careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities.

Although there is no cure for ADHD, it can be treated by medications and psychotherapy (talking about problems and how to deal with them).

The following symptoms must be present for at least 6 months to an extent that they impact on social and academic/work performance:

– Inattention: having a hard time focusing, being easily distracted, not seeming to listen, not finishing tasks, having messy and disorganized work.

– Hyperactivity: fidgeting with hands or feet, being unable to stay seated in one place for a long time.

– Impulsivity: interrupting conversations, speaking without thinking about the consequences of their actions, inability to wait for things they want or deserve.

If a person has inattentive ADHD, he or she will have a hard time in school and work. A person is not able to finish tasks, makes careless mistakes and has low grades compared to the potential of that individual.

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder predominantly inattentive.

What is predominantly inattentive.

This is when symptoms of inattention are present but symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity are relatively weaker. This means that the children do not show symptoms like fidgeting or squirming, talking excessively, etc. Children with this subtype can also be quiet and difficult to notice at first- making them more likely to be overlooked.

What is predominantly inattentive

predominantly inattentive type.

This means that the children do not show signs like fidgeting or squirming, talking excessively, etc. Children with this subtype can also be quiet and difficult to notice at first- making them more likely to be overlooked. Typically, children with the predominantly inattentive type show these symptoms:

-easily distracted

difficulty focusing/ paying attention to details for tasks or activities (homework, playing games, etc.)

-trouble staying focused during tasks or play (when they start a task, such as homework, they may only work on it for a few minutes before becoming distracted)

-difficulty listening when spoken to directly; doesn’t follow through on instructions and fails to finish assigned chores or usual daily activities.

-trouble organizing tasks or activities.

-avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework).

-appears forgetful in daily activities.

-frequently loses things needed for tasks or activities (such as school materials, pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, etc.

Is ADHD a form of autism?

  1. ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are different conditions. While some people may have both, many individuals with ADHD will never develop ASD, and the majority of people with ASD do not have ADHD. The best way to tell whether symptoms might be due to autism is to observe how a person functions in everyday life—the problems they have in social, occupational, and academic life. In ADHD, the person may struggle with these problems but generally is able to compensate for them.

Can ADHD go away?

Yes. About half of kids with ADHD may no longer show signs of the disorder by the time they reach their 20s, particularly if they were diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Symptoms gradually lessen over time, almost always by age 25. However, many adults with ADHD do not get diagnosed until they are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, or older—in large part because the condition wasn’t known to exist until approximately 25 years ago and most doctors aren’t trained to identify it.

Does inattentive ADHD get worse with age?

Typically, as children get older and approach their teenage years, signs of hyperactivity tend to decrease. On the other hand, inattentiveness usually increases as kids reach their preteen and teenage years. Symptoms of inattention may worsen during times of transition—when routines change or stress levels increase (for example, starting high school).

Do kids with ADHD zone out?

Yes, this is a common symptom of ADHD. Kids with ADHD often have trouble staying focused on any one thing for very long. Their attention may shift rapidly from one thing to another—for instance, they may start reading a book, hear a noise outside the window, and stop reading to go check it out. This can be frustrating to parents, caregivers, and teachers.

Is inattentive ADHD a disability?

Yes, it is a disability.

–The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require certain public and private schools and colleges to provide appropriate educational services to qualified individuals with disabilities. This may include inattentiveness ADHD.

–The ADA also prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability (including ADHD) in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and governmental activities.

Can you grow out of inattentive ADHD?


-At least two-thirds of children with ADHD will continue to have symptoms into adulthood; however, many adults who were diagnosed as kids are surprised to learn they still have it because, unlike their younger counterparts, so much more is expected of them in terms of organization, time management, and self-discipline—tasks that often require more effort than they are able to give.

-People don’t “grow out” of inattentiveness ADHD, but many learn to adapt and compensate for their symptoms.

-It’s not uncommon for adults to find themselves needing treatment when they reach their thirties, after a job loss or divorce, for example.

-Even if your symptoms seem mild, they can become more troublesome as you get older and face new challenges.

What are the causes of inattention ADHD?

As with most mental disorders or learning disabilities, the exact cause of inattentiveness is still unknown. However, it can be said that genetics and environmental factors play an extremely important role in the onset of ADHD [which includes both inattentiveness add and hyperactivity add].

The genetic or heritable causes of ADD are demonstrated by studies showing a high degree of biological (genetic) similarity among family members. ADD runs in families, with an average of 5% -10% of children having the disorder compared to 2% in the general population. Research shows that there is a 40%-60% chance that first-degree relatives (siblings or children) of an individual with ADD will also have the disorder.

inattentive add treatment.

The treatment for inattentive type of ADD is same as the hyperactive impulsive type. The treatment usually entails medications like Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, etc. Behavioral therapy is also required to help with the symptoms.

In this article, we’ve covered the common symptoms and treatment options for people with inattentiveness ADHD. We hope that you find these points helpful and if you need more information or want to schedule an appointment please contact our doctors.



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