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Old 01-12-18, 03:47 AM
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Synonyms for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive symptoms.

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syn·o·nym
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noun
plural noun: synonyms

a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close.
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in·at·ten·tive

adjective

not paying attention to something.
"a particularly dull and inattentive student"

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

informal miles away, spaced out.

"an inattentive student"
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This thread is meant to explore synonyms that describe ADHD-Primarily “Inattentive” symptoms in the DSM-5.


Some general examples.

-“Distracted” and “Inattentive” mean the same thing.

-“Lacking concentration” and “Inattentive” mean the same thing.

-“Preoccupied” and “Inattentive” mean the same thing.

-“Absentminded” and “Inattentive” mean the same thing.

-“Daydreaming” and “Inattentive” mean the same thing.

-“Dreamy” and “Inattentive” mean the same thing.

-etc...





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Re: Synonyms for ADHD-Predominantly Inattentive symptoms.

Description of observable symptoms for ADHD-PI are not always consistent throughout life.

Hypothetically speaking, if the same person was diagnosed with ADHD-PI at age 10 verses age 40, there would likely be differences in description of observable symptoms in the same person at different ages.

This thread is meant to explore developmentally appropriate synonyms that describe ADHD-Predominantly Inattentive symptoms.



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A common criticism of the ADHD diagnostic criteria has been that the core symptoms reflect how the disorder presents in school age children and does not capture how it presents in older adolescents and adults. Because of this, some have argued that different symptom sets should be developed for different age groups. However, the new diagnostic criteria essentially retain the same symptoms as before.


The 9 inattentive symptoms are:


- often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or during other activities (e.g. overlooks or misses details, work is inaccurate).


- often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities (e.g., has difficulty remaining focused during lectures, conversations, or lengthy reading).


- often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly (e.g., mind seems elsewhere, even in the absence of any obvious distraction).


- often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish school work, chores, or duties in the work place (e.g., starts tasks but quickly loses focus and is easily sidetracked).


- often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities (e.g., difficulty managing sequential tasks; difficulty keeping materials and belongings in order; messy, disorganized work; has poor time management; fails to meet deadlines).


- often avoids or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (e.g. schoolwork or homework; for older adolescents and adults, preparing reports, completing forms, reviewing lengthy papers).


- often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., school materials, pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, mobile telephones).


- is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli (e.g., for older adolescents and adults may include unrelated thoughts).


- is often forgetful in daily activities (e.g., doing chores, running errands; for olderadolescents and adults, returning calls, paying bills, keeping appointments).



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The only difference from DSM-IV is that all symptoms are followed by examples of different ways they may show up, including ways they would appear in older adolescents and adults. Thus, although the symptom list remains the same, the inclusion of developmentally appropriate examples should help guide clinicians evaluating older adolescents and adults.
http://www.helpforadd.com/2013/june.htm



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Re: Synonyms for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive symptoms.

I didnt know you could find synonyms for acronyms.
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Re: Synonyms for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive symptoms.

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I didnt know you could find synonyms for acronyms.
Synonyms for symptoms of the initialism ADHD-PI?

Synonyms for symptoms of initialism ADHD-PI?

Synonyms of symptoms for initialism ADHD-PI?

Synonyms of symptoms of initialism ADHD-PI?


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