There are 4 groups of symptoms

1. Attention Deficit

2. Inattention

3. Hyperactivity

4. Impulsivity



The child with Attention Deficit tries to seek attention from others. He always thinks that he is not ok and the others are ok and he want others to tell him that he is ok.

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Additional Symptoms:

  • Tries to grab attention from others.
  • Try to impress others with their words or some other actions.
  • Want to be the centre of attraction.
  • Makes noise when some other comes to their house.



We may not discover inattention in children until they move on to schools. But the case of adults we can easily notice inattention at work or in social situations. The person may delay or postpone something or leave the work incomplete and not completing is homework and keeps on moving from one place to another without consistency.

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Additional Symptoms:

  • Skipping one topic with another.
  • Cannot stand on a particular work.
  • Forgetting daily works like bringing lunch.
  • Be easily distracted by other noises which are ignored by others.
  • Lack of focus.
  • Have a hard time paying attention to details.
  • Not listening to others and not following social rules.




Hyperactivity may vary with age. We can notice Hyperactivity in preschoolers. They start moving their hands or legs due to impatience. ADHD symptoms nearly always show up before idle school.

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Children with Hyperactivity may:

  • Move frequently from their seat.
  • Run or walk around.
  • Makes noise.
  • Have trouble playing quietly.
  • Talk excessively.
  • Preschoolers with ADHD keep on jumping on the furniture.
  • Having trouble participating in the group activities.
  • They may have a hard time listening to a story.
  • School age children have similar habits but you may not notice less often. They are unable to stay seated, talk a lot.
  • Twist the body from side to side especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort.





  • Impatience.
  • Having a hard time waiting to talk or react.

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The child might:

  • Feel inconvenient waiting for their turn.
  • Blurt out answers before someone finishes asking them question.
  • Frequently interrupt other people this causes problems in social or in the work atmosphere.
  • Start conversations at inappropriate times.
  • They may climb and put themselves in danger.