ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Symptoms & Signs
Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
While inattention and hyperactivity are the cardinal symptoms of ADHD, a number of other symptoms are contained within the diagnostic criteria for this condition and are typical for those with ADHD.
Symptoms related to inattention include
- trouble paying attention in school or work,
- the appearance of not listening,
- failing to complete assigned tasks,
- avoidance of activities that require sustained focus,
- losing things, and
- being easily distracted.
Symptoms related to hyperactivity include
- frequent talking,
- trouble paying attention, and
- trying to do multiple things at once.
Children and adults with ADHD may also have symptoms like
- low tolerance for frustration,
- poor self-image,
- mood swings, and
- "hyperfocus," a tendency to intensely focus on one task or event that precludes focus on other necessary tasks.
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Soreff, Stephen. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Medscape.com. Jan. 31, 2017. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/289350-overview>.
Main Article on ADHD Symptoms and Signs
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Symptoms and Signs
- Avoidance of Activities Involving Sustained Focus
- Decreased Awareness of Consequences
- Decreased Motivation
- Frequent Talking
- Mood Swings
- Poor Self-Image
- Trouble Completing Assigned Tasks
- Trouble Concentrating
- Trouble Prioritizing
- Trouble Waiting One's Turn
Examples of Medications for ADHD Symptoms and Signs
- Adderall vs. Concerta
- Adderall vs. Dexedrine
- amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, Adderall, Adderall XR
- Atomoxetine vs. Adderall
- dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Dextrostat, ProCentra, Zenzedi)
- guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex)
- Kapvay (clonidine extended-release)
- methylphenidate hydrochloride (Quillivant XR)
- methylphenidate, Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Ritalin LA, Concerta, Methylin, Methylin ER, Daytrana
- Stimulants (ADHD)
- Strattera (atomoxetine)
- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)
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