ADHD: Type II Hyperactivity-Impulsive

Hyperactivity ADHD

Personality traits can include not being able to control your emotions, laziness, trouble setting priorities, irritability, and mood swings. But they can also mean that the person has ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The chance is higher if these signs start in youth and last through age.

When someone is an adult with hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, they have trouble paying attention, moving without thinking (impulsive behavior), and being too busy (hyperactivity).

Because it is so damaging, this disorder can make an adult’s life very hard, causing problems in relationships, bad work performance, and low self-esteem.

A lot of people with ADHD don’t even know they have it. Regardless, it is important to note that ADHD in adults is a pretty common problem, affecting 4.4%[1*] of people ages 18 to 44.

Hyperactive-Impulsive Disorder Signs and Symptoms

ADHD hyperactivity symptoms tend to get better with age. This means that people with ADHD will show fewer clinical signs of ADHD than kids with ADHD. This means that people with severe ADHD might not even know they have the problem.

The following are some signs that an adult has ADHD excitement or ADHD impulsivity:

Types of ADHD: Hyperactive vs. Inattentive

All types of ADHD are neurological diseases that make it hard to work and grow. Still, it is important to know the different types of ADHD so that the right treatment can be given.

The fifth version of the Diagnostic[2*]  and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists the factors that doctors use to identify and tell the difference between the two types of ADHD: inattentive and hyperactivity.

Types of ADHD

It says that having inattentive ADHD makes a person lose focus. They also have trouble concentrating when they are doing mentally demanding tasks. An individual with inattentive ADHD also frequently forgets things and has trouble following directions, including those given to them at work.

Another type of ADHD is restless, which means that the person is always very busy. It makes them fidget, wriggle when they’re sitting down, or tap their hands over and over again.

People with restless ADHD often talk a lot and like to jump in on other people’s chats.

What makes adults with hyperactive-impulsive ADHD?

It has taken scientists a long time to find out why some people have ADHD. Most of the time, hyperactive-impulsive ADHD in people is caused by genetic diseases like faulty genes. Researchers have found that the genes SLC6A3 and DRD4, which control how dopamine is transported, made, and changed, can lead to ADHD. A hormone called dopamine is responsible for making us feel good and giving us energy.

Besides genes, the following things can lead to ADHD (hyperactive-impulsive disorder)[3*] :

Medicines for people with hyperactive ADHD

How to Treat ADHD

Once the doctor says that a person has hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, they make a treatment plan based on their symptoms. This means that each person’s treatment is different.

Depending on how bad the ADHD is, the doctor may use more than one treatment method together. Here are some of the choices and how they work.

Getting medical care

Most of the time, medicines are the first step in treating ADHD because they work best at easing the symptoms. This list of drugs works best to treat ADHD[4*]:

Mental Health and Social Care

This treatment uses various types of psychotherapy to fix issues like poor time management, social fails, and confusion that come up because of a mainly hyperactive-impulsive personality. The following types of treatment are included:

That being said

Kids are more likely than adults to have hyperactive-impulsive ADHD. However, it is possible to have this type of ADHD as an adult as well.