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What are the signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

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Here are the signs to look for:

  • Inattention: Includes disorganization, problems staying on task, constant daydreaming, and not paying attention when spoken to directly.
  • Impulsivity: Includes spur-of-the-moment decisions without thinking about the chance of harm or long-term effects.
  • Hyperactivity: Involves squirming, fidgeting, tapping, talking, and constant movement, especially in situations where it's not appropriate.

From: ADD vs. ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD: "About ADHD."

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

American Psychiatric Association: "About DSM-5."

CDC: "ADHD: Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Understood: "What's the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?"

CDC: "CDC's ADHD Checklist for Children."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 26, 2018

SOURCES:

CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD: "About ADHD."

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

American Psychiatric Association: "About DSM-5."

CDC: "ADHD: Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Understood: "What's the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?"

CDC: "CDC's ADHD Checklist for Children."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 26, 2018

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