Attention Deficit Disorder [ADD] / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD]
Are you easily distracted? Do you have trouble staying on task? Do you feel you are easily distracted or fidgety? These may be signs of ADD. Did you know that there are seven different types of ADD? You could have more than one type at a time.
Here are the different types of ADD.
Definitions of the various types of ADD/ADHD along with the Spect brain scan images provided by Amen Clinics.
|Type 1. – Classic ADD [ADHD] – inattentive, distractible, disorganized, hyperactive, restless, and impulsive.|
|Type 2. – Inattentive ADD – inattentive, easily distracted, disorganized, and often described as space cadets, daydreamers, and couch potatoes. Not hyperactive!|
|Type 3. – Overfocused ADD – inattentive, trouble shifting attention, frequently get stuck in loops of negative thoughts or behaviors, obsessive, excessive worrying, inflexible, frequent oppositional and argumentative behavior. May or may not be hyperactive.|
|Type 4. – Temporal Lobe ADD – inattentive, easily distracted, disorganized, irritable, short fuse, dark thoughts, mood instability, and may struggle with learning disabilities. May or may not be hyperactive.|
|Type 5. – Limbic ADD – inattentive, easily distracted, disorganized, chronic low-grade sadness or negativity, “glass half-empty syndrome,” low energy, tends to be more isolated socially, and frequent feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. May or may not be hyperactive.|
|Type 6. – Ring of Fire ADD – inattentive, easily distracted, irritable, overly sensitive, cyclic moodiness, and oppositional. May or may not be hyperactive.|
|Type 7. – Anxious ADD – inattentive, easily distracted, disorganized, anxious, tense, nervous, predicts the worst, gets anxious with timed tests, social anxiety, and often has physical stress symptoms, such as headaches and gastrointestinal symptoms. May or may not be hyperactive.|
We have an Amen questionnaire that can help identify the types of ADD you may have. Once we have identified the type or types of ADD, we can then work with you to identify the right supplements to balance your brain chemistry for optimal health and well being.