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Do people with ADHD have the symptom of hand flapping?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 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
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Adhd patients are not more likely to be hand-flappers.

In brief: No.

Adhd patients are not more likely to be hand-flappers.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hand flapping

This symptom might denote other illnesses in hyperactive kids, ex.
Autism, or effect of medications such as stimulants.

In brief: Hand flapping

This symptom might denote other illnesses in hyperactive kids, ex.
Autism, or effect of medications such as stimulants.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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