What are the 3 forms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Three basic forms of ADHD (ADD) are described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). [1]  They are (1) predominantly inattentive, (2) predominantly hyperactive/impulsive, and (3) combined.


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