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Can any high-energy child be diagnosed with ADHD?

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Many children who like to run and jump may be high-energy, but that doesn't mean they're hyperactive. To count as ADHD, symptoms have to be on the extreme side and have to had caused problems in the child's life for at least 6 months.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cohn's Current Therapy 2012, ,

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cohn's Current Therapy 2012, ,

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

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