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What is it like if your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder predominantly hyperactive/impulsive presentation?

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Children with this form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have tons of energy and are constantly moving in a way that causes problems. It's diagnosed if a child under age 16 has six or more hyperactive/impulsive symptoms for at least six months (five or more for older teens). This form is more noticeable than the inattentive type.

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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