ADHD screening, often known as an ADHD test, is a method of determining whether you or your child has ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an acronym for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It used to be known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (attention-deficit disorder). ADHD is a behavioral disease that affects a person's ability to sit still, pay attention, and concentrate on tasks.
The diagnoses' present name, "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Condition," implies that the disorder is divided into two behavioral domains. "Attention Deficit" implies that people with ADHD are unable to pay attention. The name's first flaw is that it is at the very least deceptive, if not downright wrong. People with ADHD can pay attention; in fact, they can pay attention to tasks that may appear little to others but require a significant amount of their time (a behavior known as "hyperfocus" in the vernacular).
Another difficulty is that, while people with ADHD may have trouble focusing on certain key tasks, describing this as a "deficient" is erroneous and misleading. It's perhaps more correct to call this a difference in "balance" or "control" between two natural mental states. People with ADHD's brains participate in a different natural form of brain activity when they are not paying attention (focused) on the item they are "supposed" to (such as the classroom teacher or their assigned project at work). Their brains may be focusing at the "big picture" rather than the details ("seeing the forest rather than the trees"). Another condition their minds could be in is "search mode," which involves examining the environment for something else that is more salient or significant than the task everyone else is concentrating on.
The third word in the name ADHD, "Hyperactivity," is the second core behavioral category. The issue is that when this word is used in conjunction with the previous two ("Attention Deficit"), it causes patients to become confused. Simply said, many people with inattention do not have hyperactivity (or impulsivity), and vice versa. Patients find it perplexing to have adjectives in their diagnostic "label" that don't relate to them, even if specifiers follow to define their primary presenting symptoms — "predominantly inattentive," "predominantly hyperactive/impulsive," or "mixed" — as in the current nomenclature.
To be clear, we are not recommending that ADHD be divided into separate diagnoses. Although individuals with ADHD may present differently at different times in their lives, there is strong scientific evidence (individual historical, genetic, neurological, and pharmaceutical) to treat them all as one disorder. Still, some additional thought about the best approach to embody the whole diagnosis, as it is now understood, in a label that is less perplexing to patients may be necessary.Also debatable is the term "disorder." There are good elements to ADHD, according to authors such as Thom Hartmann (The Edison Gene), Dr. Lara Honos-Webb (The Gift of ADHD), and others. While ADHD might be a liability in some circumstances, it can also be a benefit in others. People with ADHD are more likely to "see the forest rather than the trees," as previously said. That isn't necessarily a negative thing. Other people, in fact, commonly have the opposite difficulty, as the phrase "not seeing the forest for the trees" implies.
It's not necessarily a bad trait if persons with ADHD spend more time in "search mode" than on the work at hand. It's simple to foresee scenarios in which that kind of behavior might be beneficial to the individual as well as the society (family, clan, tribe, or country) to which the individual belongs. People with ADHD are generally leaders in our society; they learn to be self-sufficient early in life. They are also less attached to the status quo and are more open to change. They don't respond well to delayed satisfaction, but they do respond well to rapid gratification.
In short, people with ADHD are good at coming up with fresh and creative ideas and, at the very least, getting things started and moving forward. Many people with ADHD have a lot of enthusiasm and bravery, which when combined with their capacity to take risks can be a winning combination. Is this a disorder, then? One could argue that it must have the term "disorder" in its title in order to be acknowledged as a psychiatric diagnostic and treated, but there is at least one historical precedence for this: schizophrenia does not contain the word "disorder" in its title. Perhaps ADHD isn't for you.