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What does hyperactivity look like in kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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It may vary with age. You might be able to notice it in preschoolers. ADHD symptoms nearly always show up before middle school. Kids with hyperactivity may:

  • Fidget and squirm when seated.
  • Get up frequently to walk or run around.
  • Run or climb a lot when it's not appropriate. (In teens this may seem like restlessness.)
  • Have trouble playing quietly or doing quiet hobbies
  • Always be "on the go"
  • Talk excessively

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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