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What are the Symptoms of ADHD?



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
is a condition in which a child has difficulty controlling some aspects of his or her behaviour leading to three major symptoms; attention difficulties, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.


1. Attention difficulties

* Fails to pay close attention to detail or makes careless errors during work or play.
* Fails to finish tasks or sustain attention in play activities.
* Seems not to listen to what you said to him or her.
* Fails to follow through instructions or to finish homework or chores (not because of confrontational behavior or failure to understand instructions).
* Disorganized about tasks and activities.
* Avoids tasks like homework that require sustained mental effort.
* Loses things necessary for certain tasks or activities, such as pencils, books or toys.
* Easily distracted.
* Forgetful in the course of daily activities.

2. Hyperactivity

* Moving all the time (Runs around or excessively climbs over things).
* Can’t sit still (Squirm in their seat, swing their legs, tap their fingers).
* Talk too much.
* Cannot play quietly.
* Leaves seat in classroom (or in other situations where remaining seated is expected).

3. Impulsivity

* Do things without thinking (for example, they may run out into the street without checking for traffic).
* Blurt out inappropriate comments.
* Shout out answers in class before the teacher has finished the question.
* Interrupt other people (butts into other conversations or games, find it hard to wait their turn).

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