Recognize the signs:

Inattention 

   

Has trouble staying focused; is easily distracted or gets bored with a task before it’s completed

Appears not to listen when spoken to

Has difficulty remembering things and following instructions; doesn’t pay attention to details or makes careless mistakes

Has trouble staying organized, planning ahead, and finishing projects

 

Frequently loses or misplaces homework, books, toys, or other items

Hyperactivity

Constantly fidgets and squirms

 

Has difficulty sitting still, playing quietly, or relaxing

 

Moves around constantly, often runs or climbs inappropriately

 

Talks excessively

 

May have a quick temper or “short fuse” 

Impulsivity

Acts without thinking

 

Guesses, rather than taking time to solve a problem or blurts out answers in class without waiting to be called on or hear the whole question

 

Intrudes on other people’s conversations or games

 

Often interrupts others; says the wrong thing at the wrong time

 

Inability to keep powerful emotions in check, resulting in angry outbursts or temper tantrums

**Please note that this does not constitue a diagnosis and does not replace professional consultation.

ADD/ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. It includes symptoms such as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

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ADHD is the most treatable mental health condition. 

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