Predominantly Inattentive Presentation
This type of ADHD is characterized mainly by problems with focus and attention, making it challenging to stay on task. Kids with this type may be easily sidetracked, have trouble completing assignments, and frequently forget things.
The following criteria must be present for a diagnosis:
- Six or more symptoms of inattention for children up to age 16
- Five or more symptoms of inattention for ages 17 and older
- Symptoms must not be due to another medical or psychological condition
- Symptoms are present for at least six months and are inappropriate for the development level of the individual