A 21-year-old male asked:
is adhd-symptoms always visible in children?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Moranville answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: In most cases there is some evidence of attention and/or hyperactivity by high scool or before. In rare cases someone may be able to make it to graduate school or a job that requires extensive concentration before the symptoms manifest themselves.
Answered on Mar 25, 2013
Dr. Robert Olsen answered
51 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity can be silent for ears in a bright and curious child; the curiosity acts like a stimulant to engage attention. Later in life, with less structure, symptoms of add become apparent: e.g., disorganization, procrastination, forgetfulness, spacing off, daydreaming may be subtle but present if searched for. Adult add is real. Get it checked out.
Answered on May 13, 2016
Dr. William Singer answered
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Inattentiveness: 75% of children with ADHD have an inattentive form, without hyperactivity. As a result the inattentiveness may not be recognized as ADD. children who are hyperactive, especially boys are more likely to be diagnosed as having ADHD
Answered on Apr 17, 2015
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