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is adhd-symptoms always visible in children?

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Dr. John Moranville
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
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
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Dr. William Singer
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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