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Do people with ADHD have hand flapping?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Hand flapping is not an expected behavior in children with adhd.
When excited, they may briefly jump up and down and possibly flap their hands, but extended hand flapping is suggestinve of some other condition, among them, autism spectrum disorder and stereotypic movement disorder. Persistent hand flapping is not an expected normal behavior at any age.

In brief: No
Hand flapping is not an expected behavior in children with adhd.
When excited, they may briefly jump up and down and possibly flap their hands, but extended hand flapping is suggestinve of some other condition, among them, autism spectrum disorder and stereotypic movement disorder. Persistent hand flapping is not an expected normal behavior at any age.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: NO
No, see your doctor, although normal children occassionally may flap their hands if exited (or pretending to fly), hand flapping always raisesdevelopmental concerns.

In brief: NO
No, see your doctor, although normal children occassionally may flap their hands if exited (or pretending to fly), hand flapping always raisesdevelopmental concerns.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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