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A Checklist of AD/HD Symptoms

Do You or Your Child Experience any of the Following?

SYMPTOMS OF INATTENTION INCLUDE (DSM-5: 6 or more):

  • Difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school or other activities; producing work that is often messy and careless
  • Easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks to attend to trivial noises or events that are usually ignored by others
  • Inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities
  • Difficulty finishing schoolwork or paperwork or performing tasks that require concentration
  • Frequent shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
  • Procrastination
  • Disorganized work habits
  • Forgetfulness in daily activities (for example, missing appointments, forgetting to bring lunch)
  • Failure to complete tasks such as homework or chores
  • Frequent shifts in conversation, not listening to others, not keeping one’s mind on conversations, and not following details or rules of activities in social situations

SYMPTOMS OF HYPERACTIVITY and IMPULSIVITY INCLUDE (DSM-5: 6 or more):

  • Fidgeting, squirming when seated
  • Getting up frequently to walk or run around
  • Running or climbing excessively when it’s inappropriate (in teens this may appear as restlessness)
  • Having difficulty playing quietly or engaging in quiet leisure activities
  • Always being ‘on the go’
  • Often talking excessively
  • Blurting out answers before questions have been completed
  • Difficulty awaiting one’s turn
  • Frequently interrupting or intruding on others to the point of causing problems in social or work settings

If you or your child is experiencing distress in any of these areas you may benefit from a consultation with one of our experts.