Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ~ ADHD

A brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

  • Inattention: wandering off task, difficulty sustaining focus, being disorganized.
  • Hyperactivity: seems to move about constantly, excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity.
  • Impulsivity: hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking, desire for immediate rewards or inability to delay gratification.


  • Often make careless mistakes in school, at work, or other activities
  • Problems sustaining attention in tasks 
  • Do not follow through on instructions and fail to finish tasks 
  • Problems organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoid or dislike tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Lose things necessary for tasks or activities
  • Easily distracted by unrelated thoughts or stimuli 
  • Forgetful in daily activities


  • Fidget and squirm in their seats
  • Leave their seats in situations when staying seated is expected
  • Unable to play or engage in hobbies quietly
  • Constantly in motion as if “driven by a motor”
  • Talk nonstop
  • Blurt out an answer before a question has been completed
  • Finish other people’s sentences
  • Have trouble waiting their turn
  • Interrupt or intrude on others