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Attention Deficit (ADHD) Treated with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at New York Behavioral Health

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Diagnosis

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by behaviors that lead to academic and work difficulties, as well as social problems. Unfortunately, there are numerous comorbidities that may develop if untreated.

ADHD is behaviorally diagnosed, which means that the behavior of the individual is assessed in at least two settings (e.g., school/work and home). Difficulty completing projects, misplacing things, or difficulty sustaining attention are a few symptoms that may be reported.

There are three subtypes:

  • 1) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattentive Type

  • 2) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperactive Type

  • 3) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Combined Type

The symptom assessment determines which subtype is the most appropriate diagnosis.

Symptoms include

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Inattentive Symptoms

  • 1) difficulty giving attention to close details

  • 2) difficulty sustaining attention at various tasks

  • 3) often seems not to listen, even when spoken to directly

  • 4) often does not follow instructions or complete longer lasting tasks

  • 5) often fails to organize tasks or activities

  • 6) often avoids tasks that require sustained mental effort

  • 7) often loses things 

  • 8) easily distracted

  • 9) often forgetful 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperactive Symptoms

  • 1) often fidgets

  • 2) often has difficulty remaining seated for long periods of time

  • 3) restlessness

  • 4) difficulty engaging in leisure activities quietly

  • 5) is often perceived as "on the go"

  • 6) talks excessively

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Impulsivity

  • 1) often answers questions before the question is completed

  • 2) often speaks out of turn

  • 3) often interrupts or intrudes into others' conversations