The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard used by mental health professionals to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and identifies three subtypes of the disorder. Daniel G. Amen, MD, child and adult psychiatrist, diagnoses and treats his ADD patients based on six different types of ADD. Ranging from Type 1: Classic ADD (ADHD) to Type 6: Ring of Fire ADD, Dr. Amen believes the differences in each of the six types of ADD allow for more targeted and effective treatment for children and adults. Dr. Amen, who has two children with ADD, understands the pain it can cause in a family’s life.
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