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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Alternate Names : ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

People with ADHD may show the following signs of inattention:

  • being easily distracted by sights, sounds, and other stimuli
  • losing or forgetting tools and materials needed for a job
  • making careless mistakes because of poor attention to details
  • Someone who has ADHD may also show signs of impulsivity and hyperactivity, such as:

  • feeling restless much of the time
  • fidgeting or squirming
  • having trouble waiting in line
  • interrupting while another person is speaking
  • moving around when quiet behavior is expected

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Ann Reyes, Ph.D.
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 09/07/01

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