Another part of ADHD is the hyperactivity component. Here’s one that I have discussed yet, and perhaps now is a good time to do so.
The hyperactive type is perhaps the most obvious aspect of ADHD/ADD. The one that most can see. We can all notice the kid that won’t stop fidgeting, can’t sit still for more than a few seconds, and always needs to be doing something, right? It seem perhaps easy to spot, for the most part.
The hyperactivity type of ADHD/ADD presents itself quite differently from the primarily inattentive type, and not everyone with ADHD/ADD has this hyperactivity type. For instance, I don’t have it. Yes, I do have ADHD/ADD, but I fall into the inattentive type. I am not hyperactive. I don’t fall into the hyperactive type of ADHD. Some do, but not every ADHDer/ADDer does.
Although I may not personally have this type, and may have to do some research, here are some things that I have been able to say. An ADHDer/ADDer with the hyperactive type will “always be on the go”, will have an extremely difficult time staying in their seat, has a hard time playing quiet games, just to name a few things. There are a lot more to this type of ADHD/ADD, but this is a good place to start, I think. While the inattentive ADHDer/ADDer has difficulty focusing and tends to daydream instead, the hyperactive ADHDer has difficulty sitting still and often feels restless.
Although both types fall under the same neurodevelopmental condition and do have some similarities, there is a difference between these two types. ADHDers/ADDers have difficulty focusing on tasks, completing them, and such. However, how their ADHD/ADD presents itself may be quite different. One thing to remember is that, although there is a clear description of the different types of ADHD/ADD, it still presents itself differently in each person. For instance, my inattentive ADHD/ADD may be different from someone else with the same type, and the same applies with those who have the hyperactive type.
I may not have this type, but I can imagine that it isn’t always easy to have to handle. ADHD/ADD isn’t always the best. It may not always be easy or pleasant, but we still have to deal with it. It is a part of us.
However, much like so many other things, there are ways to manage hyperactivity. Yes, there are ways to manage it.
There are quite a few suggestions out there. Make time for physical activities, such as time at the park for the hyperactive kid, or going to the gym or going for a run for the hyperactive adult. Going to water parks. Following some fitness DVD’s.
These are just some suggestions that I have found. It does make sense to try and calm hyperactivity by using some physical activities. So, hopefully those of you who have this type of ADHD/ADD find some useful ways to calm your fidgeting feet and such.
Here are some articles that might be useful.
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