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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Signs & Symptoms

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.