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