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How is hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD diagnosed?

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  • A person must have at least six out these nine symptoms, and few symptoms of inattentive type: Fidgets or squirms a lot
  • Gets up from his seat a lot
  • Runs or climbs at inappropriate times
  • Has trouble playing quietly
  • Always “on the go” as if “driven by a motor"
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts an answer before the question has been completed
  • Trouble waiting his turn
  • Interrupts others

From: ADHD Tests WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (AAP/NICHQ)ADHD Practitioners' Toolkit."

American Psychiatric Association, (DSM-V): "AD/HD." Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

CHADD: "How is AD/HD Diagnosed?"

Medscape: "Diagnosing ADHD."

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (AAP/NICHQ)ADHD Practitioners' Toolkit."

American Psychiatric Association, (DSM-V): "AD/HD." Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

CHADD: "How is AD/HD Diagnosed?"

Medscape: "Diagnosing ADHD."

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

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