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What are the signs that someone is inattentive and may have ADHD?

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The person might procrastinate, not complete tasks like homework or chores, or frequently move from one uncompleted activity to another.   They might also:

  • Be disorganized  
  • Lack focus 
  • Have a hard time paying attention to details and a tendency to make careless mistakes. 
  • Have trouble staying on topic while talking, not listening to others, and not following social rules 
  • Be forgetful about daily activities.
  • Be easily distracted by things.

From: Symptoms of ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD." 

American Psychiatric Association. 

Searight, H.R.   November 2000.  Am Fam Physician,

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 5th Ed. (DSM-V). 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2017

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD." 

American Psychiatric Association. 

Searight, H.R.   November 2000.  Am Fam Physician,

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 5th Ed. (DSM-V). 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2017

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