4 Types of ADHD

Subclinical ADHD or Subthreshold ADHD

You may have subclinical ADHD if you demonstrate some of the symptoms of ADHD, but do not reach the full diagnostic criteria threshold in the DSM to be diagnosed with ADHD. You may experience lower symptoms severity and impact on life functioning.

Inattentive Type ADHD (I-ADHD or PI-ADHD)

If you have Inattentive ADHD, you likely experience more inattention-related symptoms than the impulsivity and hyperactivity symptoms, although these less frequent or severe symptoms may arise at times.

Hyperactive/Impulsive Type ADHD

If you have Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD, you likely experience more hyperactive and impulsivity symptoms in more frequency and severity, although you may also experience some inattentive symptoms.

Combined Type ADHD

If you have Combined ADHD symptoms, you likely experience a unique mix of the clusters of symptoms for ADHD, afterall, no two brains are exactly the same. You may even move between the different types of ADHD over time.

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Common ADHD Comorbidities (AKA. Coexisting or Co-occurring)

The ADHD types are important to take note of as we work on treatment planning and coaching. It is also essential to take note of the common coexisting conditions with ADHD. Research on ADHD has indicated that over half of children with ADHD have at least one coexisting mental health condition. Here are a few mental health issues that are frequently reported as co-occuring with ADHD.

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Minor or Major Depressive Disorder
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobia – specific phobias and social phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Dyslexia and dyscalculia Insomnia
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Adult ADHD & Delayed Diagnosis

It is common for an adult to receive a delayed or late diagnosis of ADHD. Here are some of the common reasons behind the late diagnosis of ADHD​

Anxiety & ADHD

For many people who experience ADHD, it may feel like you have a BOGO deal with Anxiety. Almost half of adults with ADHD also have some form of anxiety disorder. Whether it’s in adult ADHD, child ADHD, or teen ADHD, Anxiety and ADHD often presents as issues with

If you are someone who experiences ADHD and anxiety, it may be helpful to talk to one of our therapists to better understand where your anxiety is stemming from and how you can cope with anxiety. For more information about ADHD, we welcome you to get in touch with one of our therapists to discuss how you may benefit from skills-building in counselling.

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