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ADHD symptom list

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Symptoms of inattention

  • Often makes careless mistakes and lacks attention to details
    Examples: overlooking or missing details or handing in work that is inaccurate
  • Often has difficulty paying attention to tasks
    Example: difficulty remaining focused during lectures, conversations, or lengthy readings
  • Often seems to not listen when spoken to directly
    Example: mind seems elsewhere, even in the absence of obvious distraction
  • Often fails to follow through on instructions, chores, or duties in the workplace
    Example: starts tasks but quickly loses focus and is easily sidetracked
  • Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
    Examples: messy, disorganized work; poor time management; fails to meet deadlines
  • Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to participate in tasks requiring sustained mental effort, like preparing reports, completing forms, or reviewing lengthy papers
  • Often loses things like tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, and mobile phones
  • Often easily distracted by other things, including unrelated thoughts
  • Often forgetful in daily activities, such as running errands, returning calls, paying bills, and keeping appointments
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Symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity

  • Often fidgets with or taps hands and feet, or squirms in seat
  • Often leaves seat when remaining seated is expected
    Example: leaves their place in the office or other workplace setting or in other situations that require remaining seated
  • Often runs or climbs where it is inappropriate or feels restless (in adults, may be limited to feeling restless)
  • Often unable to participate in leisure activities quietly
  • Often acts as if “on the go” or “driven by a motor”
    Example: is unable to be or uncomfortable being still for an extended time, as in meetings or restaurants
  • Often talks excessively
  • Often blurts out an answer before a question has been fully asked
    Examples: completes people’s sentences; cannot wait for next turn in conversation
  • Often has difficulty waiting his or her turn, for example, while waiting in line
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others
    Examples: butts into conversations, games, or activities; may start using other people’s things without asking or receiving permission; may intrude into or take over what others are doing
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How ADHD may appearin different settings

ADHD symptoms may affect adults at home, at work, or at school, and in social situations. For a diagnosis of ADHD to be made, symptoms must be present in two or more settings.

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At home

  • Forgetful in daily activities such as running errands, returning calls, keeping appointments
  • Loses things like homework, keys, eyeglasses, wallets, and mobile phones
  • Difficulty doing leisure activities quietly
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At work or school

  • Trouble getting organized (Examples: difficulty keeping materials in order, poor time management skills, tends to miss deadlines)
  • Trouble sitting still
  • Fails to pay close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
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Social situations

  • Difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • Frequently interrupts or intrudes on others
  • Talks excessively
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Symptoms must occur often.

Please note: This is not a diagnostic tool. Only a healthcare provider can accurately diagnose ADHD. Be sure to review the full list of ADHD symptoms and talk to your doctor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]