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What are the differences between a really hyperactive child and a child with adhd?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Several...
Children with adhd who are hyperactive, also are easily distracted, impulsive and have trouble organizing tasks, all characteristics of adhd.
If a child only exhibits active behavior, without these other symptoms, they do not have adhd.

In brief: Several...
Children with adhd who are hyperactive, also are easily distracted, impulsive and have trouble organizing tasks, all characteristics of adhd.
If a child only exhibits active behavior, without these other symptoms, they do not have adhd.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: None
Adhd is a neurologic condition that is caused by an inefficient "brain manager." hyperactivity is a symptom that results from poor inhibition of motor function.
So is inattention, distractibility, disorganization, task incompletion, dysregulated self control, and impulsivity. These are symptoms of a neurologic problem. Some symptoms being more obvious in some patients than others.

In brief: None
Adhd is a neurologic condition that is caused by an inefficient "brain manager." hyperactivity is a symptom that results from poor inhibition of motor function.
So is inattention, distractibility, disorganization, task incompletion, dysregulated self control, and impulsivity. These are symptoms of a neurologic problem. Some symptoms being more obvious in some patients than others.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: None
Severe hyperactivity is a symptom of adhd.
In fact, a child can have adhd and show primarily hyperactive symptoms with few if any inattentive ones.

In brief: None
Severe hyperactivity is a symptom of adhd.
In fact, a child can have adhd and show primarily hyperactive symptoms with few if any inattentive ones.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
In brief: Very few
Most children with severe hyperactivity have adhd.
These children suffer from dysregulation of executive functions in their brain, and therefore present also with impulsivity and at times innatention.Children with developmental delay, mental retardation, odd, bipolar disorder, ptsd and some autistic children could also present with severe hyperactivity.

In brief: Very few
Most children with severe hyperactivity have adhd.
These children suffer from dysregulation of executive functions in their brain, and therefore present also with impulsivity and at times innatention.Children with developmental delay, mental retardation, odd, bipolar disorder, ptsd and some autistic children could also present with severe hyperactivity.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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