Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can exhibit characteristics of inattention in addition to displays of hyperactivity and impulsivity. Alternatively, individuals can exhibit behaviors of one or the other, as in either inattention or hyperactivity and impulsivity. There is a list of symptoms that present in the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis. However, it is important to note that for this diagnosis to be arrived at, these symptoms cannot be a result of behavioral defiance. It can also be caused by natural and expected psycho-social development. In addition, the symptoms cannot be a result of substance use, prescribed medication, another medical condition, or another mental illness. That being said, ADHD may co-occur with substance use. To learn more about our substance use and ADHD disorder treatment center, contact Silicon Beach Treatment Center today at 866.520.4881.
The following symptoms for individuals presenting with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder must be experienced for at least six months. Furthermore, the severity must clearly and negatively impact regular social, academic, or occupational functioning. The symptoms can be present in either the inattention category or the hyperactivity and impulsivity category, or both.
Other criteria to be considered for an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis are that the symptomology is evident in the individual prior to 12 years of age. Furthermore, the symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity and impulsivity are evident across various settings, such as in the home, in the educational setting, in varied social settings, or in the occupational setting. Because of the trouble or difficulty performing the tasks that require attention or impulse control, the individual may show signs of reluctance, resistance, defiance, or avoidant of the tasks.
The symptoms are the same for children and adults. However, individuals age 17 and above must meet five of the following symptoms to be considered for an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis. However, children under age 17 must experience six of the following symptoms to meet the criterion for an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis.
Symptoms of inattention are wide-ranging and may include:
The symptoms of impulsivity and hyperactivity can also indicate ADHD. For instance, these symptoms include:
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