Analyzing the Symptoms of ADHD
ADHD is a neurological disorder characterized by an inability to pay attention and/or impulsive behavior that interferes with regular functioning. It affects both children and adults. The symptoms of ADHD are diverse and will vary based on the type of ADHD you have.
There are 3 forms of ADHD:
- inattentive type
- hyperactive type
- impulsive type
Each variety has its unique set of symptoms, which we’ll go through in this post. Let’s take a closer look at the symptoms of children aged 3 to 18.
Checklist of Inattentive ADHD Symptoms:
- Pays no attention to details and makes careless blunders in class, at work, or in other activities.
- Has difficulty paying focus during tasks or play activities.
- When spoken to directly, he does listen.
- Does not complete homework, housework, or workplace tasks (not due to
oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or a failure to grasp instructions).
- Has a hard time arranging duties and activities.
- Avoids tasks that involve persistent effort (such as schoolwork or homework).
- Things that are necessary for classroom activities are misplaced (e.g., toys, assignments, pencils, books, or tools).
- Extraneous stimuli easily distract.
- Inattentive in regular activities.
Symptoms of Hyperactive ADHD
- Fidgets with appendages and squirms in the seat are on the list.
- Do not stay sitting in instances where staying seated is anticipated.
- Excessively plays in settings where it is inappropriate.
- Has difficulty playing or participating in leisure activities discreetly.
- Appears to be “on the move” or to be “propelled by a motor.”
- Excessive talking.
Checklist of Impulsive ADHD Symptoms:
- Blurts out the responses before the questions are finished.
- Has difficulties waiting for his turn.
- Obstructs others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).
- The majority of hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that produced impairment appeared before the age of seven.
- There is impairment in two or more contexts (e.g., at school [or work] and at home).
- There is clear evidence of considerable impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.
- Symptoms are not explained by another mental condition.