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Type 6: Ring of Fire ADD

SYMPTOMS:

Primary ADD symptoms plus extreme moodiness, anger outbursts, oppositional behavior, inflexibility, rapid-fire thinking, excessive talking, and high sensitivity to sounds and lights. “Ring of Fire” refers to the intense ring of overactivity that Dr. Amen has observed in the brains of affected people. Note: this type of ADHD is often worsened by stimulants.

COMMON SPECT FINDINGS:

  • Noticeable overall increased activity across the cortex
  • Low prefrontal cortex activity (less common)