ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)  
   
UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Definition of ADHD 

It is a developmental disorder, recognized by significant symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity.


Inattention
  1. Fails to give close attention to details 
  2. Careless mistakes 
  3. Difficultly sustaining attention & activities 
  4. Often doesn’t listen when spoken to directly 
  5. No follow-through & fails to finish school work
  6. Chores or duties 
  7. Avoids-/dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort 
  8. Can’t organize 
  9. Loses important items 
  10. Easily distractible 
  11. Forgetful in daily activities

Hyperactivity
  1. Squirms & fidgets
  2. Can’t stay seated 
  3. Runs/climbs excessively 
  4. Can’t play/work quietly 
  5. On the go all the time 
  6. Talks excessively

Impulsivity 
  1. Blurts out answers 
  2. Can’t wait for turns 
  3. Intrudes/Interrupts others

ADHD clinical subtypes 
  1. Predominantly inattentive: Children with this type of ADHD are easily distracted. They are not excessively hyperactive or impulsive in behaviour. 
  2. Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive: These children are extremely hyperactive and impulsive, but are not highly inattentive. This condition is often seen in younger children.
  3. Combined type: Most patients will come in this group. In this type, all three classical signs of the disorder is present.
 
   
 
   
 
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