A 47-year-old member asked:
What are the differences between a really hyperactive child and a child with adhd?
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Psychiatry 27 years experience
None: Severe hyperactivity is a symptom of adhd. In fact, a child can have adhd and show primarily hyperactive symptoms with few if any inattentive ones.
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
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Pediatrics 51 years experience
None: Adhd is a neurologic condition that is caused by an inefficient "brain manager." hyperactivity is a symptom that results from poor inhibition of motor function. So is inattention, distractibility, disorganization, task incompletion, dysregulated self control, and impulsivity. These are symptoms of a neurologic problem. Some symptoms being more obvious in some patients than others.
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Pediatrics 41 years experience
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Last updated May 9, 2016
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