Children exhibit one of three main types of ADD. And although ADD in children seems to exist worldwide, at least in the countries tested thus far, boys have been found to be afflicted with ADD more than girls, 3:1.
The three main types with the symptoms of each are:
ADHD predominately inattentive type: (AD/HD-I)5
-Lacks attention to details, makes careless mistakes.
– Has difficulty with lengthy attention span.
– Does not seem to listen.
– Struggles with instructions.
– Struggles with organization.
– Prefers not to use sustained mental effort.
– Misplaces items.
– Can be easily distracted.
– Can be forgetful during everyday activities.
ADHD predominately hyperactive-impulsive type: (AD/HD-HI)5
– Exhibits nervousness movements with hands or feet, twists in chair.
– Does not stay seated for long.
– Is in higher gear, running or climbs a lot.
– Has a tough time handling quiet activities.
– Talks a lot.
– Rushes to reply to questions before they’re finished being asked.
– Is impatient.
– Interrupts others.
ADHD combined type: (AD/HD-C)5
– Meets criteria from both sets above.
Regardless of which type of ADD a child has, parents are NOT to blame. The cause of the disorder is mostly attributed to hereditary factors. Good parenting skills or bad ones have nothing to do with the issue.
So outside factors like spoiling a child, abusive or bad parenting, divorce, poor or poverty living environment, etc. are not to blame.