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What are the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include inattentive behavior and hyperactive-impulsive behavior. Examples of inattentive behavior include difficulty paying attention, forgetfulness, not finishing work, and trying to avoid school work. Examples of hyperactive-impulsive behavior include talking excessively, fidgeting or moving excessively, frequently interrupting others, and feeling restless. Persons affected by the condition may display mostly one type of symptom or a nearly equal mixture of both types.

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