Symptoms of ADHD

There are three types of ADHD: Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined.

Symptoms of ADHD – Inattentive Type (formerly known as ADD)

Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities

Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities

Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly

Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or failure to understand instructions)

Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities

Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework)

Loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., keys, driver’s license, toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools)

Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli

Forgetful in daily activities

Symptoms of ADHD – Hyperactive-Impulsive Type

Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat

Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected

Runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate (may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness in adults)

Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly

Appears “on the go” or acts as if “driven by a motor”

Talks excessively

Blurts out the answers before the questions have been completed

Has difficulty awaiting turn

Interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games)

Symptoms of ADHD – Combined Type

As you might expect, the Combined type includes the symptoms of both the ADHD Inattentive and the Hyperactive-Impulsive type.

If you or your child is enduring any of these symptoms, I’m here for both of you.

If you or your partner have been living with these signs since childhood and wonder if it could be ADHD, I can provide answers.

No matter how long you or your loved ones have been struggling, I can help. It all starts with an assessment.