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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is estimated to affect around 11% of children in the United States. Although it often presents itself in children, ADHD can carry into adulthood as well. Characterized by excessive energy, an inability to pay attention, and/or impulsiveness, these symptoms can create struggles with day-to-day tasks for the individual experiencing them.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can be separated into three categories: 

  • ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Presentation (ADD)
  • ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation
  • ADHD Combined Presentation

The difference between ADD and ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive is that ADHD involves fidgeting, restlessness, impulsivity, and constant talking and movement. Signs of ADD include trouble focusing, disorganization, and a difficulty staying on task. Exhibiting symptoms of both is known as Combined Presentation.

Have concerns about you or your child? North Jersey Health & Wellness is here to offer support through effective ADHD treatment plans, behavioral therapy, and, if necessary, medication. 

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