Explain the "6 types" of ADHD #ADHD Type 1 Typical ADD Normal activity at rest, decreased activity in lower and lateral anterior frontal lobes during concentration. It is considered typical because it is most easily seen. Main symptoms are "difficulty concentrating," "easily distracted," "difficulty with organization and time management," "hyperactivity," and "impulsivity." It is believed that a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved. Treatment with stimulants is best. Dietary therapy with high-protein foods is also effective. Type 2 Inattentive ADD Resting activity is normal, but activity decreases in the lateral anterior frontal lobe when concentrating. The main symptoms are difficulty concentrating, low motivation, slow movements, and boredom. The mind is hyperactive but it does not show it, and the patient is easily fatigued and inactive. It is believed that a deficiency of a neurotransmitter called dopamine is involved. Treatment involves stimulants and a high-protein diet. Wow, that's a lot to learn. I have ASD and I'm looking at it from a high level. Type 3 Hyperfocused ADD The anterior cingulate gyrus is hyperactive both at rest and when concentrating. In addition, the lower and lateral anterior frontal lobes are hypoactive during concentration. This makes it difficult to switch attention, and the patient is preoccupied with unpleasant thoughts and troublesome behaviors. Persistent and anxious. Stubborn and inflexible. A wimp. This type is apparently due to a relative deficiency of both serotonin and dopamine. If you prescribe only stimulants to this type of patient, he will only be able to think about his own problems. Therefore, it is recommended to prescribe combination of antidepressants (SSRIs), stimulants, and diet therapy with high-carbohydrate foods. Type 4 Temporal lobe ADD There is a lack of activity in the temporal lobe both at rest and when concentrating (rarely there is also an excess). In addition, during concentration, there is decreased activity in the lower and lateral anterior frontal lobes. The main symptoms are "difficulty concentrating," "irritability," "aggression," "sinister ideas," "mood swings," "learning difficulties," "lack of affection," and "impulsivity. It is essential to stabilize temporal lobe activity and improve function. Prescribing stimulants alone will instead increase irritability. Treatment combining anticonvulsants and a high-protein diet is effective. Type 5: Deep limbic ADD Excessive activity in the deep limbic system at rest, and lack of activity in the lower and lateral anterior frontal lobes. The same applies during concentration. Main symptoms include difficulty concentrating, chronic low-level depression, negative bias in thinking, pessimism, and lack of energy. Overall sense of self is low. Many of the symptoms of limbic ADD are shared with mild depression. Stimulants alone can contribute to emotional anxiety and irritability. Along with antidepressants, aerobics and a balanced diet are recommended. Type 6 Ring of Fire ADD Both at rest and when concentrating, there is a diffuse spread of hyperactivity throughout the cerebral cortex. It is often worse during concentration. The cingulate gyrus is also often overactive. The main symptoms are difficulty concentrating, extreme distractibility, anger/irritability, sensory oversensitivity, frequent bad moods, defiance, and talkativeness. Extreme altruism and distraction, extreme impulsivity, oversensitivity to stimuli in the surroundings, fast-talking as if driven, and periodic mood swings are its hallmarks. Stimulants aggravate symptoms. Prescribe anticonvulsants in combination with an antidepressant or psychotropic drug such as Prozac. Aerobics are also effective. Mr. Concave and Convex, I am light pink. I'm neither healthy nor a pond, I'm halfway there. I'm a type 5. Maybe I should get diagnosed. I'm a Type 6, but I'm also a Type 2, so I don't know what to think. Inattention includes the following symptoms:[13 Easily distracted, miss details, forget things Difficulty staying focused on one task. If the task is not enjoyable, they quickly become bored after a few minutes Hyperactivity includes symptoms such as:[10 Inability to sit still Talking incessantly Inability to remain silent and still Impulsivity includes the following symptoms [10 Continues to speak without conclusion Interrupting others Cannot wait for his/her turn to speak It's pretty common to think about something different when you're listening to someone else. But I don't think it's difficulty concentrating. Is this Aspie? >> I'm an Aspie and I think about other things while I'm listening. I don't think it has anything to do with Aspies. >> That's not Aspie, that's ADHD. 1 and 2 alone make up 90% of the population. It's just a personality. >> There's a difference between having a disability and not having a disability. It's not the same as personality, because we know the cause and it's a characteristic of the ability. According to Daniel Amen, an American medical doctor. ADHD can be classified into 6 types by brain SPECT, which is used for dementia in neurology and neurosurgery in Japan. The treatment methods, medications, and supplements that are effective in alleviating symptoms are different for each type of ADHD. Each type has different treatments, medications, and supplements that may be effective in alleviating symptoms. I may sound inattentive, but I'm not chatty. I wonder if there are differences in the details.