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What is the combined type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Combined type is one of the three types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). One study found that about one-third of children with ADHD have combined type. This type of ADHD includes a broad mix of ADHD symptoms. People are diagnosed with combined type of ADHD when their symptoms fit into both the predominantly inattentive and predominantly hyperactive-impulsive types of ADHD. These people often have trouble paying attention and following instructions. They also often tend to be hyperactive and impulsive.

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