Signs & Symptoms
ADHD is a behavioral disorder with three major symptoms:
- Inattention—The child may have difficulty sustaining attention, listening, and attending to detail. Organization and study skills may be poor, and the child may be distractible and forgetful.
- Impulsivity—The child may blurt out answers, often interrupt or intrude, or have difficulty waiting in school and in play situations. These characteristics frequently impede social relationships.
- Hyperactivity—The child may seem to be in constant motion, fidget or squirm, often run or climb, talk excessively.