The ability to focus and learn is a basic animal function. Without it we would perish individually and as a species. Humans are involved in very complex biologic, psychological, social, and spiritual relationships. Focus and memory involve the entire brain. Each brain segment contributes to the whole. Over or underactivity in one brain region impairs attention and memory in connected regions. The goal of ADD Clinics is to improve ALL areas of brain function and metabolism. When this occurs, all aspects of learning, memory, organization, and tasking improve. We want patients to envy healthy brains and work to attain a perfect brain.
Type 1—Classic ADD—Inattentive, distractible, disorganized, hyperactive, restless, and impulsive.
Type 2—Inattentive ADD—Easily distracted with low attention span, but not hyperactive. Instead, often appears sluggish or apathetic.
Type 3—Overfocused ADD—Excessive worrying, argumentative, and compulsive; often gets locked in a spiral of negative thoughts.
Type 4—Temporal Lobe ADD—Quick temper and rage, periods of panic and fear, mildly paranoid.
Type 5—Limbic ADD—Moodiness, low energy. Socially isolated, chronic low-grade depression, frequent feelings of hopelessness.
Type 6—Ring of Fire ADD—Angry, aggressive, sensitive to noise, light, clothes, and touch; often inflexible, experiencing periods of mean, unpredictable behavior and grandiose thinking.
Type 7—Anxious ADD—Anxious, tense, nervous, predicts the worst, gets anxious with timed tests, social anxiety, and often has physical stress symptoms, such as headaches and gastrointestinal symptoms, conflict avoidant.
Each Type of ADD has diagnostic and treatment uniqueness. All diagnostic skills and medical tests are necessary for the most accurate diagnosis and the most precise treatment.