IDENTIFYING AND OVERCOMING ADD AND ADHD
Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. It is normal for people to be inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive to a certain degree, but people with ADHD exhibit these behaviors regularly and to greater degrees. Other common symptoms include:
- Rapid boredom
- Not listening
- Talking nonstop
- Having trouble sitting still and doing quiet activities
- Inappropriate comments
Treating practitioners need to consider a wider range of symptoms when assessing adults for ADHD because their symptoms tend to be more varied and less clear-cut than those seen in children. No single test can diagnose ADHD. Many conditions and disorders such as Traumatic Brain Injury and Bipolar Disorder have symptoms that can mimic ADHD and make an accurate diagnosis of ADHD extremely challenging without the use of functional brain imaging. CereScan’s brain imaging measures parts of the brain that account for functions like attention and focus. Through imaging, we can identify patients with ADHD who underperform in these key regions.