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What are symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity that a doctor may look for in a hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD diagnosis?

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These include:

  • Fidgeting 
  • Doesn’t listen when spoken to
  • Nonstop talking
  • Trouble doing quiet tasks, such as reading
  • Touching and getting into everything
  • Running from place to place
  • Banging into people or objects
  • Acting like he's "driven by a motor"
  • Constantly jumping or climbing -- on furniture and other inappropriate places
  • Impatience
  • Blurting out comments at inappropriate times
  • Interrupting or speaking out of turn
  • Trouble waiting for a turn or standing in line

From: ADHD: Hyperactive-Impulsive Type WebMD Medical Reference

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 June 7, 2019

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 June 7, 2019

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