What are some examples of hyperactive behavior in children with ADHD?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. While many children with ADHD have attention deficit, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, some children have only hyperactivity with the following symptoms:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • the child is moving all the time
  • the child is unable to sit still
  • the child wiggles and fidgets
  • the child talks incessantly
  • the child skips, runs, jumps, walks, bends, and climbs when others are standing still
  • the child is loud when asked to play quietly

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