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Signs & Symptoms

Hyperactive/Impulsive Type

 Children show both hyperactive and impulsive behavior, but for the most part, they are able to pay attention.
Symptoms of hyperactive or impulsive ADHD include:

  • Fidgeting, squirming, sitting or standing still
  • Difficulty waiting in line
  • Disruptive in the classroom, talkative, calling out answers
  • Excessive running and climbing
  • Trouble playing quietly
  • Impatience
  • Excessive talking, interrupting

Inattentive Type: (Formerly called attention deficit disorder, or ADD).

These children are not overly active. They do not disrupt the classroom or other activities, so their symptoms might not be noticed.
Symptoms of inattentive ADHD include:

  • Carelessness
  • Easily distracted
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Is not engaged during conversation; appears distracted
  • Disorganized
  • Avoids or dislikes sustained effort
  • Forgetful; loses/misplaces things easily

Combined Type (Inattentive/Hyperactive/Impulsive)

Children with this type of ADHD show all three symptoms. This is the most common form of ADHD.

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