PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

Can unresponsiveness be a sign that my child has ADHD?

ANSWER

If your child doesn’t respond when you talk to her or even seem to notice you’re there, you might wonder if she’s hard of hearing, or if she’s simply ignoring you. There's a chance that it's the inattentive type of ADHD, but you'll need to ask your child's doctor to find out what's going on. 

From: Could My Child Have ADHD? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Hyperactivity Disorder.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Early Warning Signs of ADHD.”

The National Resource on ADHD: “For Parents & Caregivers.”

American Psychological Association: “ADHD Among Preschoolers.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 22, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Hyperactivity Disorder.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Early Warning Signs of ADHD.”

The National Resource on ADHD: “For Parents & Caregivers.”

American Psychological Association: “ADHD Among Preschoolers.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 22, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

Can ADHD symptoms be caused by anything else going on in my child's life?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.