Your Free In-Depth Guide to Inattentive ADHD
Inattentive ADHD is frequently misdiagnosed — or missed entirely — and the consequences can be serious. In this free download from ADDitude, learn how to recognize the quieter side of ADHD.
Children (and for that matter, adults) with hyperactive ADHD symptoms are difficult to ignore — they’re the ones bouncing out of their chair or clowning behind the teacher’s back. As such, they’re often the first ones to be evaluated for and diagnosed with ADHD.
Meanwhile, those with inattentive ADHD (predominantly girls) are quietly staring out the window at a bird while their work lays unfinished. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, their symptoms are far less likely to be recognized by parents, teachers, and medical professionals, and they rarely get the treatment they need when they first begin to struggle with unseen symptoms. This leads to academic frustration, apathy, and undue shame that can last a lifetime. This is a big problem — so we’ve created this complete overview of inattentive ADHD to make sure you know what you’re dealing with.