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What are the signs of add/adhd?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on age
The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate.
The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence.

In brief: Depends on age
The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate.
The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
ADD without hyperactivity is often hardest to pick up because these kids/adults are usually well-behaved but way underachieving academically and socially.
ADD/ADHD symptoms are: short attention span, daydreaming, impulsive behavior (interrupting, accident prone), disorganized (messy room/desk, losing things), mood lability, getting in trouble as a result and low self-esteem over time.

In brief: Varies
ADD without hyperactivity is often hardest to pick up because these kids/adults are usually well-behaved but way underachieving academically and socially.
ADD/ADHD symptoms are: short attention span, daydreaming, impulsive behavior (interrupting, accident prone), disorganized (messy room/desk, losing things), mood lability, getting in trouble as a result and low self-esteem over time.
Dr. Patricia Foster
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on age, sex
The signs of adhd depend on age and gender, and may vary from person to person.
To make a diagnosis, there must be a sufficient number of inattention symptoms (distractibilty, difficulty staying focused, poor organization, forgetfulness, carelessness, etc.) or hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms (intrusiveness, impatience, difficulty sitting still, talkativeness, etc.) which interfere with life.

In brief: Depends on age, sex
The signs of adhd depend on age and gender, and may vary from person to person.
To make a diagnosis, there must be a sufficient number of inattention symptoms (distractibilty, difficulty staying focused, poor organization, forgetfulness, carelessness, etc.) or hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms (intrusiveness, impatience, difficulty sitting still, talkativeness, etc.) which interfere with life.
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: ADHD
Inattention, impulsivity & hyperactivity are the main symptom categories.

In brief: ADHD
Inattention, impulsivity & hyperactivity are the main symptom categories.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Hyperactivity 25%
Limited attention span, easy fistractibility, poor ability to focus and complete tasks.
Only about 25% are hyperactive. As children get older the hyperactivity tends to resolve.

In brief: Hyperactivity 25%
Limited attention span, easy fistractibility, poor ability to focus and complete tasks.
Only about 25% are hyperactive. As children get older the hyperactivity tends to resolve.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on age
Poor regulation of impulses, attention, motor activity are general findings, every individual is a little different.

In brief: Depends on age
Poor regulation of impulses, attention, motor activity are general findings, every individual is a little different.
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: A Simple Answer
This is a very simplified explanation.
Check with your pediatrician for details.. Children with add/adhd all have these characteristics to a greater degree than noraml. 1.Easily distracted or poor ability to focus 2.Very impulsive 3.Difficulty with organization 4.Very fidgity or always moving.

In brief: A Simple Answer
This is a very simplified explanation.
Check with your pediatrician for details.. Children with add/adhd all have these characteristics to a greater degree than noraml. 1.Easily distracted or poor ability to focus 2.Very impulsive 3.Difficulty with organization 4.Very fidgity or always moving.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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