ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that commonly begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that significantly impairs functioning and daily activities. Here are some common symptoms associated with ADHD.
Difficulty sustaining attention on tasks or activities. Making careless mistakes or overlooking details. Trouble organizing tasks and activities. Frequently losing or misplacing items. Being easily distracted by external stimuli. Difficulty following instructions or completing tasks. Avoidance of tasks that require sustained mental effort.
Fidgeting or squirming when seated. Frequently leaving one's seat in inappropriate situations. Running or climbing excessively, especially in inappropriate situations. Difficulty engaging in quiet leisure activities. Often "on the go" or acting as if driven by a motor. Excessive talking or difficulty waiting for one's turn.
Difficulty waiting for one's turn in conversations or activities. Frequently interrupting or intruding on others
Blurting out answers before a question is completed. Difficulty inhibiting or controlling immediate responses or reactions. Impatience and a tendency to seek immediate rewards or gratification
It's important to note that not everyone with ADHD will display all these symptoms, and the severity and combination of symptoms can vary among individuals. Additionally, these symptoms must be present in multiple settings (e.g., home, school, work) and cause significant impairment or distress in order to meet the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis.
If you suspect you or someone you know may have ADHD, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or mental health provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.
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