ADD/ADHD Symptoms

The following characteristics are seen as excessive in people with ADHD:

  • Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, etc.
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
  • Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, etc.
  • Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoids, dislikes or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Loses things necessary for tasks or activities
  • Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • Is forgetful in daily activities
  • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
  • Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
  • Runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate
  • Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
  • Is "on the go" or acts as if "driven by a motor"
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts out answers before questions have been completed
  • Has difficulty waiting his/her turn
  • Interrupts or intrudes on others

Learn More About ADHD Services at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital

Please call the Outpatient Clinic with questions, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 918-491-3700. Laureate Hospital is available 24 hours/7 days for all emergencies at 918-481-4000.

 

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