4 NEW ADHD FACTS – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – Mental Health Kati Morton add

4 NEW ADHD FACTS – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – Mental Health Kati Morton add

4 ADHD FACTS THAT ARE NEW to the DSM-V – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – Mental Health Help Kati Morton

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD is a psychiatric disorder of the neurodevelopmental type in which there are significant problems of attention, hyperactivity, or acting impulsively that are not appropriate for a person’s age. These symptoms must begin by age six to twelve and be present for more than six months for a diagnosis to be made. In school-aged individuals the lack of focus may result in poor school performance.

Inattention, hyperactivity (restlessness in adults), disruptive behavior, and impulsivity are common in ADHD. Academic difficulties are frequent as are problems with relationships. The symptoms can be difficult to define as it is hard to draw a line at where normal levels of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity end and significant levels requiring interventions begin.

To be diagnosed per the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), symptoms must be observed in two different settings for six months or more and to a degree that is greater than other children of the same age.

Based on the presenting symptom ADHD can be divided into three subtypes—predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, or combined if criteria for both types are met.

People with ADHD more often have difficulties with social skills, such as social interaction and forming and maintaining friendships. About half of children and adolescents with ADHD experience social rejection by their peers compared to 10–15% of non-ADHD children and adolescents. People with ADHD have attention deficits which cause difficulty processing verbal and nonverbal language which can negatively affect social interaction. They also may drift off during conversations, and miss social cues.

Difficulties managing anger are more common in children with ADHD as are poor handwriting and delays in speech, language and motor development. Although it causes significant impairment, particularly in modern society, many children with ADHD have a good attention span for tasks they find interesting.

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March 31, 2014 / 37 Comments / by / in
  • can someone just write down the facts please?

  • hi, I have adhd and I just wanted to know if you could do a video on adhd getting worse with age? I'm starting year ten soon and I was diagnosed in year five, and I have not been able to keep calm at all, I argue with loads of people, I swear at them, but because they'll start on me, and when I do get angry most of the time ill punch a wall, I don't really want to talk to my parents about it though.
    Can you please help??? xoxo

  • I like that praying KeK figure in the back ground.

  • anyone notice dat boi meditating in the background XD

  • please do a video on adult adhd !

  • I hate having ADD it makes me procrastinate on important tasks. I forget quickly, and am now prescribed 15mg and it does wake me up, be alert, but I still procrastinate on doing things. Why is this? Is it because they have to up the dose?

  • Glad to hear the adult signs are being paid more attention to. ADHD unfortunately does not right itself automatically (though I think it does get a bit less intense from my experience).

  • My hunch is that lowering the diagnostic requirement for adult ADHD was a way to offset pharma losses when they decided to raise the minimum diagnostic age for children. We all know the DSM-5 was compiled with industry executives behind closed doors.

  • Hey Kati, what’s up with this new version of ADHD I’m hearing about – Slow Cognitive Tempo?

  • Please do a video on adult inattentive ADHD

  • You should do one on ADD…I have it it stinks😐

  • I have ADHD but didn't find out until I was in my late 30's. I knew I was profoundly dyslexic and assumed all my problems were from that. I have a huge, huge struggle staying on task. I feel it is one on the main reasons I have never truly succeeded in business. I hear everyone saying that both Dyslexia and ADD are a gift. Well, frankly it is a gift I am willing to pass on or live without. I am like your guest on one of your interviews said, it is like a thousand different things/tasks shouting at me to get done, but I get so frustrated I just quit and put it aside and often never return to it.
    I would love to hear you talk with folks about ADD/Dyslexia and memory or the lack of it. Also about organization. I find typical schemes or ideas to help people organize don't really work for me. I get off task to easily. I have used Metadata and it helps, but living outside of the US getting drugs is almost impossible.
    Sorry, just felt like venting. It's become a huge issue lately. By the way, the talk and diet and how it effects ADD was excellent and really helpful. I have been eating eggs for breakfast for the past few years, I figured that one out myself. 😉 Didn' realize I need to drop the toast!

  • how can you do it ? it's not possible 🙁

  • this is so me

  • how do you know if u have ADHA ?

  • Could you do a video on disruptive mood regulation disorder?

  • Idk I met a person and I think he had ADHD but I can't know for sure

  • I have ADHD. But I meet 90% of inattentive symptoms and 30% hyperactivity. I was diagnosed with ADHD-PI (predominantly inattentive type). The 2nd fact should not be used to properly diagnose a person, unless ADD got separate from ADHD again.

    My symptoms include:
    I could never stay focused in the class for longer than 1-2 mins. I always either daydreamed or zoned out quite often.
    Many times, even a single bird on the tree right next to our classroom would distract the hell of me during an exam, and I would be very easly distracted by anyone in the classroom. I had trouble copying things from the table, because my thoughts would always interrupt me, and I would easly forget what I read after only 5 secs. Many times, I would wash my hair twice or even 3 times in a row without even being aware of it. I'm very forgetful, because my thoughts are constantly being overwritten by other thoughts. Sometimes my brain would just stopped working for a moment, and I would zone out. I often get lost in thoughts and imagination. I constantly have multiple songs playing inside my head. Some of my "background tasks" would stop responding and some would respond slower, or faster, then I felt very confused.
    Everything is still present.

  • "Difficult to remain calm during situations" needs a qualifier… during everyday, no -emergent situations, yes; staying focused (different than "calm") is difficult. However, we EXCEL during crisis. We are amazing First Responders, please be careful. Thank you.

  • I have ADD and it's pretty similar but not the same thing. Usually listening to music helps me focus but it doesn't help everybody

  • Is ADHD Amental illness?

  • When you have ADHD on top of so much else, even me having ADHD and Hyperhidrosis disorder, on top of MANY other issues :(…….. But why do people act like people just, grow out of this? It doesn't just get cured?

  • thx for your video

  • I have add I hate it I was found to have it in January 2013

  • Thanks Kati. I'm in my mid-40s and my therapist think I may have ADHD-I. This and your two Adult HDHD videos with Mark Suster are great in helping me better understand it. I am wondering if there are environmental factors that may contribute to it become more obvious later in life such as protracted substance abuse – or is substance abuse potential linked to ADHD?


  • Yep…watching a movie all the way through is not the easiest thing to do… multitasking makes us miss crucial moments or wears out the pause button. : /

  • Kati, Can you please make a video about the possible efficacy of neurofeedback towards ADHD? Please

  • My Dad has always had ADHD and when he noticed I was quickly following suit, he told my mother that they weren't taking me to the doctor about it because he didn't want me on medication (our school required medicating ADHD students). I always thought he was crazy, I'm a girl, I can't have ADHD. Now that I've finally explored the possibilities, I recognize with almost every single thing relevant to ADHD. I'm 26 and female, so I'm concerned about being taken seriously and where to find help

  • Off topic, but what is the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist ? Thanks for the post Kati .

  • I have ADHD

  • It isn't real. I was diagnosed with it somewhere between middle school and elementary school, however…I just have a gifted brain compared to those whom have a normal brain. I stopped taking medicine for it during 8th grade. In my head I think of everything in musical terms.

  • I'm pretty sure I have ADHD. I have pretty much all the classic symptoms and relate a lot to others with ADHD. I looked at my old school reports and every class, minus music and art which I loved, had "doesn't concentrate, if she tried a bit harder she would do really well, talks a lot, relies on others for understanding, easily distracted". I told my doctor and all I got was a smirk and a patronising "I doubt you have ADHD". She referred me for diagnosis in May and still haven't heard anything x

  • I have ADHD so bad. It ruins my life.

  • Thank you. I'm checking your Twitter out also

  • i wish i could just blow my head off…

  • thanks for letting my children know about adhd

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