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Re: Atypical ADD?

Posted by saint james on November 29, 1999, at 21:03:12

In reply to Atypical ADD?, posted by CarolAnn on November 29, 1999, at 14:32:34

> Is there such a thing as atypical ADD? I've always thought of people w/ADD as being hyperactive, so I've never really considered it as anything I would be diagnosed with. But even though I am the complete opposite of hyperactive(hyper-exaustive?) I do have some unaccounted for "symptoms" of something that may or may *not* be related to depression. My brain is too fogged over(new med.) to list things right now, so if anyone has any idea of what I'm talking about, and could list the behaviors that would indicate an atypical ADD(or a typical case), I would very much appreciate it. Thank you!CarolAnn

James here....

Most adult's with ADD are not really hyperactive anymore. You may be describing inattentive ADD, where brain fog is very common, it seems this type is more common in women. I am more "standard" ADD (really there is no such thing) where my mind goes very fast, running all the possibilities. I have my little body twitches, too, but they are not really called hyperactivity. Inattentive type tends be very clam, placid. I would not call this type atypical, it is ez'er to ID ADD in boys because we act out more, with girls and the tendinisty toward inattentive type, it is ez'er to miss ADD.
No 2 ADD'ers are alike, either.





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