Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Symptoms

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What is it?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recognised medical condition where a child will act or behave on impulse.  This behaviour in a child with ADHD is to extremes and has a huge impact on the child’s everyday life. The brain in a child with ADHD will not connect and communicate with the other parts of the brain in a normal way. This will affect the child’s thinking, ability to learn, and ability to control their own behaviour.

Three types of ADHD:

Inattentive: Concentration and attention problems, issues remembering instructions and completing a task.

Hyperactive/impulsive type: Extreme amount of energy, can’t relax, and behaves without thought.

Combined ADHD: Concentration issues, hyperactive, and is impulsive.

ADHD Symptoms-

Behavioural issues that:

  • are more severe in your child, than in other children in the same age group.
  • continue for a particular time frame. For example; more than six months.
  • have an impact in the child’s school, and home life.

Behavioural problems are only ever linked to ADHD if your child has six signs or symptoms from the following list.

  • poor organisation skills
  • can’t sit still, fidgets
  • daydreams
  • loses things, such as pencils and schoolwork.
  • doesn’t listen to instructions.
  • is always on the go, and appears to have an extreme amount of energy.
  • extremely loud while playing.
  • impatient.
  • finds it very difficult to say no to temptation.
  • doesn’t like to do things slowly.
  • difficulty focusing.
  • constantly interrupts.


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