What are the symptoms and types of ADHD?
Symptoms of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, and can be expressed in ways such as distractibility, forgetfulness, and disorganization to fidgeting and moving about, talking excessively, and disruptive behavior. Specific symptoms vary and may be more apparent in some children than others. The study doctor or your child’s regular healthcare provider will evaluate your child’s symptoms to determine if he or she has ADHD.
ADHD is usually categorized into three types: inattentive ADHD, hyperactive ADHD, or combination ADHD.
Symptoms of inattentive ADHD include difficulty focusing on tasks and organization.
Symptoms of hyperactive ADHD include difficulty sitting still and interrupting others.
Children with combination ADHD show symptoms characteristic of both inattentive and hyperactive ADHD.