What are the symptoms of inattentive attention deficit disorder (ADD)?

Common symptoms in inattentive attention deficit disorder (ADD) include:
  • Trouble focusing
  • Easily distracted
  • Disorganized
  • Poor follow-through
  • Trouble listening when others talk to them
  • Problems with time management
  • Tendency to lose things
  • Make careless mistakes; poor attention to detail
  • Forgetfulness
  • Excessive daydreaming
  • Complaints of being bored
  • Appearing unmotivated or apathetic
  • Being tired, sluggish or slow moving
  • Appearing “spacey” or preoccupied

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