What is ADHD?

  • It stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • ADHD is a diagnosis that is called a neurodevelopment disorder that has symptoms present prior to the age of 12

There are three types:

  1. Predominately Inattentive Presentation
  2. Predominately Hyperactive/Impulsive Presentation
  3. Combined Presentation

Once assigned a type, the severity is assigned:

  • Mild (have few symptoms and minor impairments in functioning)
  • Moderate (between Mild and Severe)
  • Severe (have many symptoms and marked impairment in functioning)


  • 5% of children
  • 2.5% of adults

How is ADHD treated?

  • Medication (stimulant or non-stimulants)
    • These can be prescribed by a psychiatrist
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    • Targets behaviors and thinking patterns associated to impulsivity, time management, and concentration issues

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022, August 9). What is ADHD? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/facts.html

If you have been diagnosed with ADHD or suspect that you have this problem, we can help. 

Call us at 1(800) 314-7273 to request ADHD psychodiagnostic testing or evidenced-based behavioral therapy.