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    Default Understanding Dr. Daniel Amen’s 6 Types of ADD

    Keath Low, About.com Guide
    September 18, 2012

    About.com Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board

    Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and medical director of the Amen Clinics in California, Washington, and Virginia. He is a bestselling author of 28 books, including Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD.

    Though the standard for assessing and diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) used by mental health professionals in the United States is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM), which identifies three subtypes of ADHD (the predominately inattentive type, the hyperactive-impulsive type, and the combined type), Dr. Amen uses a diagnostic and treatment approach based on six distinct types of ADD.

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    Default Re: Understanding Dr. Daniel Amen’s 6 Types of ADD

    The article lists the 6 types of ADD Dr. Amen diagnoses and treats:

    Dr. Amen’s 6 Types of ADD

    Type 1. Classic ADD (ADHD) – inattentive, distractible, disorganized, hyperactive, restless, and impulsive.

    Type 2. Inattentive ADD – inattentive and easily distracted, but not hyperactive; sluggish, slow moving, low motivation, and often described as space cadets, daydreamers, couch potatoes.

    Type 3. Overfocused ADD - inattentive, trouble shifting attention, frequently get stuck in loops of negative thoughts or behaviors, obsessive, excessive worrying, inflexible, frequent oppositional and argumentative behavior. May or may not be hyperactive.

    Type 4. Temporal Lobe ADD - inattentive, irritable, quick temper, aggressive, dark thoughts, mood instability, and severe impulsivity. May or may not be hyperactive.

    Type 5. Limbic ADD - inattentive, chronic low grade depression, negativity, “glass half empty syndrome,” low energy, and frequent feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. May or may not be hyperactive.

    Type 6. Ring of Fire ADD - inattentive, extreme distractibility, angry, irritable, overly sensitive to noise, light, clothes and touch; often inflexible, cyclic moodiness, hyperverbal, and opposition. May or may not be hyperactive.

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    I've ordered Dr. Gabor Maté's book on ADHD. Should have it by Monday. I'm keenly interested in what he has to say.
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