Hyperactive-Impulsive Type of ADHD: Fast and Furious

Julia Ovcharenko, CEO of Numo
August 14, 2023


Have you ever encountered someone who seems to be the human embodiment of the Energizer Bunny? If this is the case, they may have Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD. It's a form of ADHD that keeps life fast and furious while making life difficult for those with it. In this piece, we'll delve into this type of ADHD!

[Symptoms]Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD Symptoms

It's like having a personal trainer continuously yelling, "More energy! Faster!" when you have Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD.

Here are some examples of typical symptoms:

  1. Fidgeting and fidgeting are the first signs of stress
  2. Difficulty remaining still
  3. Excessive running or ascending
  4. Interrupting others
  5. Difficulties with waiting their time
  6. Scribbling answers before the questions are completed

It's like being a human popcorn machine, full of energy and action!

[Diagnosis]Diagnosing Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD

If you think that you or a loved one has Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD, you must seek professional help. A psychologist or psychiatrist will assess the symptoms and history to make an exact diagnosis. Don't fret; they won't time your attention span with a stopwatch (though they might wish they could!).

[Treatment]Treatment and Management Techniques

If you have Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD and live in the rapid lane, don't worry! There are methods to live with this condition and even thrive:

  1. Medication: To help regulate brain chemistry and manage symptoms, a doctor may recommend stimulants or non-stimulants.
  2. Behavioral therapy: Techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can show you how to control your impulsive behavior and develop coping skills.
  3. Exercise: Release your inner Energizer Bunny by engaging in regular physical activity.
  4. Organization: Creating routines and structured plans can bring order to your chaotic life.
  5. Mindfulness: Use meditation and breathing techniques to help focus your mind and calm racing thoughts.


With the right diagnosis and treatment, Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD can make life like a never-ending game of Whac-A-Mole. Remember to seek professional advice for diagnosis and treatment, and don't neglect to take a break now and then!

You may have a quick mind, but that doesn't mean you can't slow down and appreciate the ride. You can harness your energy and enjoy life fully with the correct strategies.

[Other types]3 Types of ADHD

Are you ready for a wild ride through the realm of ADHD? Buckle up, because we're about to dive into 3 types of ADHD quicker than a crocodile on espresso!

  1. Inattentive Type: Remember when you Googled "ADHD symptoms" and watched cat videos? That is the force of distraction! This personality type is all about difficulties with concentration and organization.
  2. Hyperactive-Impulsive Type: Have you ever felt like you were a race vehicle revving its engine in traffic? Welcome to the society of the hyperactive-impulsive! This personality type needs speed, which leads to impulsivity and instability.
  3. Combined Type: Can't determine which type you prefer? That's where the combined type comes in - consider it the ultimate "buy one, get one free" ADHD bargain!

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