How to identify ADHD Symptoms?

Children by nature are very active human being. They constantly keep jumping and running and always seem to be in a hurry, particularly when you compare them with the activities of the adults. Finding out about the ADHD symptoms in child is not always easy, particularly during the first few years.

However, at the time of going to school ADHD symptoms may become more and more disruptive both to the learning of the child and also the classroom. While doctors have a strong belief of treating these ADHD symptoms with drugs; however, with the advancement in technology these days you can have other options to cure this disease too.

But, to be able to achieve this i.e. have an alternate treatment you need to identify the ADHD symptoms accurately before you have your proper treatment.

ADHD symptoms do change with time!

For instance, hyperactivity during the childhood days may result in restlessness during adulthood. Adults consistently come across the problems related to employment and relationships, whereas children face the difficulty of staying attentive in school and completing its assignments.

Below is a small record of ADHD symptoms that are associated with each and every aspect of this disease:

Inattention by children during this disease is accompanied by:


  • An inability by the child to stay focused on task to complete the activities
  • Frequent changes in the conversation and problem in hearing to what others are saying, inability to keep with the rules or social behavior or details
  • Poor organization of the habits related to work
  • Problem in giving proper attention to details & a habit to make small careless errors in the activities or work in completing work that is not organized properly
  • Consistent shift in focus from one activity to another
  • Habit of forgetting things, even the routine activities

In adults the ADHD symptoms are present as follows:

  • An urge to keep up and walk around continuously
  • Not being able to sit still, squirming and fidgeting when asked to sit on a chair
  • Constantly on the move
  • Talking a lot or excessively
  • Problem in doing anything quietly or not being able to do anything that require doing it quietly
  • Inappropriate moving, climbing or running – this is normally characterized as impulsivity and restlessness

A person having ADHD symptoms may have all or some of the above mentioned symptoms. However, the presence of one or all the ADHD symptoms may depend on the severity and the variant of the disease.

However, it can be very difficult to pinpoint the above mentioned behaviors to any particular variant as these behaviors are quite inter-related. Therefore, it is very important to get the disease diagnosed at the right stage. Diagnosing the disease at the right stage makes it easier to start the treatment.

Another thing that you should keep in mind is that, the probability of this disease is only there when the behavior is found to be repeated in nature.

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