Symptoms related to inattention include
- trouble paying attention in school or work,
- the appearance of not listening,
- failing to complete assigned tasks,
- avoidance of activities that require sustained focus,
- losing things, and
- being easily distracted.
Symptoms related to hyperactivity include
- frequent talking,
- trouble paying attention, and
- trying to do multiple things at once.
Children and adults with ADHD may also have symptoms like
- low tolerance for frustration,
- poor self-image,
- mood swings, and
- "hyperfocus," a tendency to intensely focus on one task or event that precludes focus on other necessary tasks.
Cause of ADHD
Medical professionals do not understand the exact cause of ADHD. It is likely that both genetic (inherited) factors as well as environmental influences play a role in its development.
Other symptoms and signs of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Avoidance of Activities Involving Sustained Focus
- Decreased Awareness of Consequences
- Decreased Motivation
- Frequent Talking
- Mood Swings
- Poor Self-Image
- Trouble Completing Assigned Tasks
- Trouble Concentrating
- Trouble Prioritizing
- Trouble Waiting One's Turn
Soreff, Stephen. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Medscape.com. April 22, 2019. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/289350-overview>.
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