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What is the predominantly inattentive type of ADHD?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Predominantly inattentive type is one of the three types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). One study reported that this type of ADHD was the most common type found in children. In that study, almost half of the children observed had predominantly inattentive type.

This type of ADHD causes people to have trouble paying attention to others. It becomes difficult to listen, take turns, and act appropriately. Other difficulties with this type of ADHD include trouble remembering important dates, managing time well, and being organized.


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