Cognitive symptoms of ADHD
Professor Philip Shaw introduces the three broad symptoms associated with ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.
The symptoms of ADHD fall into 3 broad categories. First of all, is hyperactivity, so thatâ€™s a kid thatâ€™s always on the go, is fidgeting all the time and canâ€™t sit still. The second big family of symptoms is impulsivity; thatâ€™s someone who always blurts out the answer to questions and has problems waiting their turn in things. The third big family of symptoms are of inattention; thatâ€™s a child who has problems sustaining attention on tasks, who is very, very distractible and really struggles with organizing things. So those are the symptoms of ADHD broadly.
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Professor Philip Shaw introduces the three subtypes of ADHD: hyperactivity/impulsive subtype, inattentive subtype, and combined subtype.
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Professor Philip Shaw discusses some clinical and behavioral treatments for ADHD, which may work best when combined with medication.
An overview of attention-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
Professor Philip Shaw discusses research into ADHD diagnosis, which suggests the disorder is under- rather than over-diagnosed.
Professor Philip Shaw rebuffs the myth that ADHD is not a serious disorder.
Professor Philip Shaw discusses some medications use to treat ADHD, which lead to improvements in up to 90% of children.
Professor Philip Shaw links an association between ADHD and dopamine receptors, which may relate to brain development.
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Professor Philip Shaw discusses the relationship between serotonin and ADHD.