Doctors have identified three types of ADHD:
- Predominantly Inattentive Presentation—An individual has problems organizing or finishing tasks, paying attention to details, following instructions or conversations, focusing, and remembering details of daily routines
- Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation—An individual fidgets and talks a lot; has trouble sitting still for long (e.g., for a meal or while doing homework); constantly runs, jumps, or climbs; feels restless; and has trouble with impulsivity (e.g., may interrupt others a lot, grab things from people, speak at inappropriate times, and/or have difficulties waiting their turn or listening to directions)
- Combined Presentation—Have symptoms of the above two types
Symptoms may change over time. Talk to your child’s doctor if you’re concerned about your child’s behavior.
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