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Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream excessively?











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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

Some do and some don't.

Daydreaming excessively is not currently (per DSM-5) listed as a symptom of ADHD (regardless of presentation).

Do you daydream excessively?
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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

Yes I daydream excessively.

I was diagnosed with ADHD-Inattentive.

The term daydreaming is a synonym for the term inattentive.









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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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Yes I daydream excessively.

I was diagnosed with ADHD-Inattentive.
Interesting. I'm surprised that you weren't diagnosed with combined type, given your frequent comments on your difficulties with emotional self-control. I guess maybe you'd fall into the group that Barkley has described as "subthreshold combined type" (which I might, too, at this point).

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The term daydreaming is a synonym for the term inattentive.
Is this view shared by ADHD experts?

As I noted above, daydreaming is neither necessary nor sufficient for a diagnosis of ADHD (predominantly inattentive presentation) today. I do think daydreaming may have been included in older diagnostic criteria, but I'd need to check.

For what it's worth, people diagnosed with the "combined" presentation of ADHD have most of the "inattentive" symptoms as well as "hyperactive-impulsive" symptoms, by definition.
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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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As I noted above, daydreaming is neither necessary nor sufficient for a diagnosis of ADHD (predominantly inattentive presentation) today. I do think daydreaming may have been included in older diagnostic criteria, but I'd need to check.
Inattentive and daydreaming were observations in the first connors scale.

I do not have enough hyperactive-impulsive symptoms to be diagnosed with ADHD-Combined.





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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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Inattentive and daydreaming were observations in the first connors scale.
Thanks. I looked back at DSM-III diagnostic criteria, and daydreaming wasn't in those, either.

The fact that both inattention and daydreaming were in the Conners Rating Scale does not imply that they mean the same thing. Daydreaming does not necessarily mean inattention, and inattention does not necessarily mean daydreaming. Daydreaming and inattention are related to each other in some cases, but the words are not synonyms.

ADHD (combined presentation) is diagnosed using the exact same criteria as ADHD (predominantly inattentive presentation), plus a set of symptoms for impulsivity/hyperactivity.

Do you think people with ADHD (combined presentation) would be any more or less likely to daydream excessively than people with the inattentive presentation? If so, why?
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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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in·at·ten·tive
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adjective
not paying attention to something.
"a particularly dull and inattentive student"

synonyms: distracted, lacking concentration, preoccupied, absentminded, daydreaming, dreamy, abstracted, distrait; More

The term daydreaming is recognized as synonym of the term inattentive, in this google dictionary.







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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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The term daydreaming is recognized as synonym of the term inattentive, in this google dictionary.
OK, fair enough.

I will repeat that ADHD (combined presentation) is diagnosed using the exact same criteria as ADHD (predominantly inattentive presentation), plus a set of symptoms for impulsivity/hyperactivity.

...And ask again: Do you think people with ADHD (combined presentation) would be any more or less likely to daydream excessively than people with the inattentive presentation? If so, why?
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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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Do you think people with ADHD (combined presentation) would be any more or less likely to daydream excessively than people with the inattentive presentation? If so, why?
I am not sure if people who have ADHD-Combined or ADHD-Inattentive are any more or any less likely to daydream excessively, than the other?

I do think many people who have ADHD-Combined or ADHD-Inattentive do daydream excessively.








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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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I will repeat that ADHD (combined presentation) is diagnosed using the exact same criteria as ADHD (predominantly inattentive presentation), plus a set of symptoms for impulsivity/hyperactivity.
I understood before I started the thread that ADHD-Combined is diagnosed using the criteria for ADHD-Inattentive and the criteria for ADHD-Hyperactivity/Impulsivity.

But since I was diagnosed with moderate ADHD-Inattentive, I was hoping at least some people diagnosed with ADHD-C would confirm symptoms excessive daydreaming.






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I do think many people who have ADHD-Combined or ADHD-Inattentive do daydream excessively.
Yes, I think so, too.

(I'm not sure how we would decide what's "excessive" -- I guess to the point that it interferes with other life activities?)
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Re: Do people who have ADHD-Combined daydream?

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Yes I daydream excessively.
I used to daydream a lot when I was younger, all the way up until I was in my early 20s. I'd walk around outside and daydream for hours sometimes. But I don't do it nearly as much anymore. I don't know why or what it was that changed so that I daydream less.
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