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What are the symptoms of hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD?

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To have this type, a person has to have at least six of these nine symptoms, and very few of the symptoms of inattentive type:

  • Fidgeting
  • Squirming
  • Getting up often when seated
  • Running or climbing at inappropriate times
  • Having trouble playing quietly
  • Talking too much
  • Talking out of turn or blurting out
  • Interrupting
  • Often “on the go” as if “driven by a motor”

From: Types of ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD."

WebMD Live Events Transcript: "ADHD: Diagnosing a Disorder," Dec. 17, 2003.

The American Psychiatric Association. Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families: "Brain Imaging and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with Special Emphasis on Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)."

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

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 06, 2018

SOURCES:

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

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD."

WebMD Live Events Transcript: "ADHD: Diagnosing a Disorder," Dec. 17, 2003.

The American Psychiatric Association. Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families: "Brain Imaging and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with Special Emphasis on Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)."

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

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 06, 2018

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