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About ADHD

What is ADHD?

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ADHD is a common behavioral disorder affecting around 5% of all school aged children. Of these children, around 50% continues to display symptoms into adulthood.

ADHD is often described as a persistent pattern of: Inattention, Hyperactivity and/or Impulsivity that gets in the way of daily life in a significant way. Therefore the conditions have negative effects on social, academic and/or occupational functioning.

What are Common ADHD Symptoms for Children?

Common symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity and include:

  • Talking nonstop
  • Dashing around, touching and playing with everything around
  • Having trouble sitting still during dinner, school and story time
  • Being very impatient
  • Having difficulty waiting for things they want

Common inattentive symptoms include:

  • Having difficulty maintaining focus on one task
  • Becoming bored with a task after only a few minutes
  • Not seeming to listen when spoken to
  • Daydreaming, becoming easily confused, and moving slowly
  • Struggling to follow instructions

What are Common ADHD Symptoms for Adolescents?

Common symptoms for adoloscents?

  • Having difficulty maintaining focus on one task
  • Not seeming to listen when spoken to
  • Struggling to follow instructions
  • Being very impatient
  • Having difficulty waiting for things they want

What are Common ADHD Symptoms for adults?

Common symptoms for adults include:

  • Problems with organization and planning
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Difficulty initiating and completing tasks
  • Misplacing or losing items