Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The most prominent symptoms of children with ADHD are Hyperactivity, Impulsivity and Inattention.

These symptoms are manifested in most pre-school and early school- going children at some level. Besides these symptoms may also be triggered by other disorders. Therefore they need to be thoroughly assessed by a qualified person in order to confirm the diagnosis of ADHD.

Some of the typical symptoms of an ADHD -affected individual are-

  • Feeling restless and fidgety
  • Restless behavior in situations where quiet behavior is expected
  • Blurting out the answer prior to hearing the entire question
  • Difficulty in standing in a line
  • Getting easily distracted
  • Failing to pay attention to details
  • Causing careless mistakes
  • Not following instructions
  • Losing / forgetting things easily
  • Jumping from one activity to another, without completion

According to the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' there are three behavioral patterns that are consistent with ADHD. The affected childern may display several signs of being inattentive consistently. Alternatively, they may display a pattern of being hyperactive and impulsive more frequently than other children of their age. In some cases, all the three behavioral patterns are manifested.

Experts and professionals dealing with ADHD have identified three subtypes of the disorder. They are:

  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type (no significant inattention shown)
  • Predominantly inattentive type (no significant hyperactive-impulsive behavior shown)
  • Combined type (inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms present).


yisel1 Friday, January 25, 2013

hello, i am a single mother of 3 ADHD children two boys 6-7 and a 5year old girl, they are my life my world, but sometime's it is very hard to take care of 3 ADHD children with such special needs, does anyone know of what type of activities i should be doing with my children to keep them from being distructive and keep them occupied?

Father08 Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Does anyone know of a teacher who can come home for tutoring 7,5yrs old boy with ADD help him with studies Please !

Father08 Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My son is 7.5yrs and last year he was diagnosed with ADD he has been undergoing remedial therapy ever since. There is some difference in him but his grades are falling as he is currently in mainstream Icse school with typical pressures. he is a bright boy very clam , just has difficulty with attention I want to know if he need a special school? as he is not able to cope with the studies in class, Please HELP?

sudhir4141 Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Through this usefull site i want to know school for my nephew IN JAIPUR who is suffering with ADHD. No private or govt. school is ready to admit him,due to his impusive/ sometime destructive nature.

attention_deficit Saturday, August 7, 2010

I think meditation is one of the better treatment process for adult adhd/add.As add is a mind and brain related problem, so meditation can largely contribute in it.
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