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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a common thing especially among people who have been told by their closest friends and relatives that they seem to have ADHD. Children get diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder but it is not uncommon to also have adults be diagnosed with the same. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may refer to the state of restlessness, inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that some people may have that may be interfering with the things they do daily. During this interference that occurs when people are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, they get to have memory lapses and inability to perform within some accepted levels.

In this chapter we shall consider the symptoms that are related with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Hyperactive-impulsive, inattentive, and a combination of hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive are the three subtypes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that exist.

Symptoms associated with the patients diagnosed with ADHD-inattentive may include; them making a lot mistakes as well having the patience to pay attention to details. These patients may also lack the proper skills to organize any form of activity or task. Such individuals may often tend to avoid taking part in activities that would need them to use their mental effort for long. They also are easily distracted and have a tendency of lacking focus.

Hyperactive and impulsive ADHD is associated with symptoms where the patient diagnosed is always taking excessively or is always in the habit of interrupting people while they communicate. Hyperactive and impulsive ADHD patients are constantly moving and are always mobile. Hyperactive and impulsive ADHD patients can always be found fidgeting, making movements or tapping their feet and their hands.

For one to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder they need to have at least 5 symptoms in either of the ADHD types; hyperactive-impulsive category or the inattentive category.
There are few cases of people being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later on in their adult life. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be common among people who are already all grown up because of some factors that may be present in their lives. An example of those this that may cause one to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder include increased amounts of responsibilities, stress as well as having a lot of things to tackle on a daily basis. Disorders such as mood disorders that were not diagnosed earlier may also result in a person developing develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

One should however know that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be treated.

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