What is ADHD?
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder) is a disorder that appears in early
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) is a problem of not being able to
focus, being overactive, not being able
control behavior, or a combination of these.
Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are
Primary Characteristics of ADHD
The signs and symptoms a child with
attention deficit disorder has depends on
which characteristics predominate.
Inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive.
Hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay
Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive (the
most common form of ADD/ADHD).
Inattentive Signs and Symptoms
Doesn’t pay attention or makes careless
Trouble staying focused; easily distracted
Appears not to listen when spoken to
Difficulty to remember things and not
Problems in organized, planning and
Hyperactive Signs and
Has difficulty playing quietly or relaxing
May have a quick temper or a “short fuse”
Fidgets and squirms in their seats
Have difficulty doing quiet task or activities
Be constantly in motion
Impulsive Signs and Symptoms
Acts without thinking
Often interrupts others
Says the wrong thing at the wrong time
Be very impatient
Can’t wait for his or her turn in line or in
Major Problems in Children
Learning disabilities or problems with
reading, writing, motor skills, or language.
Psychological disorders including
anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Behavioral disorders such as conduct
disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
Medical conditions, including thyroid
problems, neurological conditions, and
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Written By Tim O'Lawler