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What are some symptoms of ADHD?

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The doctor will also look for at least six of these symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity:

Many children who like to run and jump may have lots of energy, but that doesn’t mean they are hyperactive. To count as ADHD, symptoms have to be on the extreme side and have to cause problems in the child’s life. In addition, the child has to have been doing this for at least 6 months.

  • Fidgeting or squirming (not being able to sit still)
  • Nonstop talking
  • Trouble sitting still and doing quiet tasks, such as reading
  • Running from place to place; acting like he's driven by a motor
  • Constantly leaving his seat, jumping or climbing on furniture and other inappropriate places
  • Impatience
  • Blurting out comments at inappropriate times
  • Interrupting conversations or speaking out of turn
  • Trouble waiting for a turn or standing in line

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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