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What are common signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

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It's natural to wonder if attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could be the cause of your child's high energy. But just being hyper doesn't necessarily mean your child has the condition. Watch out for these other signs of ADHD:

  • Does your child interrupt frequently?
  • Does your child have trouble following instructions and organizing tasks?
  • Is your child forgetful?
  • Is your child impatient?
  • Does your child frequently speak out of turn?

From: Why Is My Child So Hyper? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

National Institutes of Mental Health. What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Harvard Health Publications. Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

HealthGuidance.org: "Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

National Institutes of Mental Health. What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Harvard Health Publications. Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

HealthGuidance.org: "Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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