Recognize the signs:
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
Constantly fidgets and squirms
Has difficulty sitting still, playing quietly, or relaxing
Moves around constantly, often runs or climbs inappropriately
May have a quick temper or “short fuse”
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.
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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