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What are the different types of ADD?

Attention deficit disorder (ADD), like many other conditions, is not just a single and simple disorder; therefore, treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Seven types of ADD have now been identified from brain scans using  single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). These brain scans make it possible to observe abnormal blood flow patterns and  better understand brain function. Based on nearly 100,000 brain scans, the seven types of ADD are: 
  • Type 1: Classic ADD
  • Type 2: Inattentive ADD
  • Type 3: Overfocused ADD
  • Type 4: Temporal lobe ADD
  • Type 5: Limbic ADD
  • Type 6: Ring of fire ADD
  • Type 7: Anxious ADD

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