As if to extend what is quite possibly the worst moniker ever established by a respectable body of professionals, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (“DSM”) lists 3 official subtypes for ADHD:

  • Predominantly inattentive (“ADHD-PI”)
  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive (“ADHD-PH”)
  • Combined type (“ADHD-C”)

These “types” of ADHD are used by diagnostic professionals to characterize the primary symptoms of a given individual with ADHD.

But do they matter?

In this episode, we discuss the types and why they may or may not be all that useful. Dana shares another way to classify symptoms that you may find more helpful. And along the way, there’s a fascinating discussion of ADHD, how it’s diagnosed, and—as always—practical ways to improve your life with ADHD.