There are three basic types of ADHD according to the Statistical Manual of Medical Disorders (DSM-IV). They are: inattentive/distractibility, impulsive type, and the combined type. In this article we will be briefly covering the inattentive type.
Inattentive ADHD is the cornerstone of which all ADHD diagnosis is based. Without inattention as a symptom a confirmation of the presence of ADHD can't be established. Recent research suggests that the main cause of inattentive ADHD stems from reduced activity in the frontal lobe of the brain. The frontal lobe of the brain controls a number of important functions including attention, impulse control, problem solving and organization just to name a few. So, let's explore a five ways inattentive ADHD may manifest itself in daily life.
*Failure to pay attention to detail - This is one of the reasons why many successful ADHD adults have personal assistants or business partners. The ADHD personality is very creative and regularly comes up with innovative idea. The problem arises when details are required to make their ideas a reality. Additionally, when given instruction they often miss important details.
*Putting things off - Poor organizational skills often lead to the ADHD personality's ability to get started. If is also common for those with ADHD to wait till the last possible moment to start a project. Believe it or not this may be the best course of action, because they are compelled to stay focused long enough for the task to be completed.
*Lack of concentration - A person with ADHD requires just the right set of circumstances to be able to focus. Their minds may tend to simply go blank or some outside stimuli may create a change of thought. This is why experts suggest that people with ADHD create a quite work environment that limits the number of outside distractions.
*Focusing well on some things - The ADHD personality can be driven to succeed if given a task that they enjoy. The problem is if the task is too long or detail oriented their mind has a tendency to become distracted. One might observe this in school where a student with inattentive ADHD might have a love of history and excel but fail miserably in the detail oriented subject of accounting.
*Multiple unfinished projects - For those with ADHD coming up with an idea is the fun part. Next they generally procrastinate before getting started. Once they start they tend to leave the project unfinished and the cycle begins again. This can be seen in employees who fail to complete projects only to look for new ones to start. In there private lives they may have multiple decorating and painting jobs left unfinished at home only to add a new one to their already long list.
The five examples listed above are just a few of the many possible scenarios that the inattentive form of ADHD can play a role. The fact is that people with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity are very talented people who have great strengths and great weaknesses. For those able to recognize and address their weaknesses success may be just around the corner. For those who fail to recognize their weaknesses greater challenges may be on the horizon.
Additionally, many of those facing the challenges of inattentive ADHD symptoms have chosen a natural solution for managing their ADHD symptoms, homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies for ADHD are a very safe and effective option for addressing such problematic symptoms as inattention and distractibility.