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Old 02-08-18, 02:11 AM
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Re: Only hyperactive/impulsive symptoms?

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Originally Posted by mildadhd View Post
I guess the term “predominantly” means that there is at least some inattentive symptoms?
The term "predominantly" means "mostly" / "more so".

If someone has mostly hyperactive-impulsive symptoms (at least 5) and fewer inattentive symptoms (0-4), they may be diagnosed as having ADHD (predominantly hyperactive-impulsive presentation).

If someone has mostly inattentive symptoms (at least 5) and fewer hyperactive-impulsive symptoms (0-4), they may be diagnosed as having ADHD (predominantly inattentive presentation).

If someone has both a lot of inattentive symptoms (at least 5) and a lot of hyperactive-impulsive symptoms (at least 5), then they may be diagnosed as having ADHD (combined presentation). Because their symptoms are more balanced (in terms of inattentive vs. hyperactive-impulsive), neither set of symptoms predominates (is more notable).

Last edited by namazu; 02-08-18 at 02:22 AM..
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