Behavioral Traits of ADD ADHD
Characteristic Behavior in
Children with ADD/ADHD
Must Persist for 6 Months
ADD/ADHD can manifest
itself in different ways, depending on the
individual. According to the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR),
to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, a child
must display at least six of the characteristics
of either Inattention or
Hyperactivity-Impulsivity, as defined in the
manual. These characteristics must persist for
at least six months, to the point where they
interfere with the child's development.
Symptoms of Inattention
Children that exhibit the
symptoms of Inattention often have
difficulty responding to directions, participating
in organized tasks, and neglect to complete
assignments that have been given to them at
school or in the home. They also may resist
activities that require sustained mental effort,
are prone to making careless mistakes in their
schoolwork. Other symptoms of inattention include
forgetfulness, a high susceptibility to boredom and
distraction, and a tendency to lose materials, such
as schoolbooks or pencils that are needed to
complete assignments that have been given to them.
Children that exhibit the
symptoms of Hyperactivity-Impulsivity
often have difficulty sitting still and
appear to constantly be "on the go." Those
children that suffer from this form of natural attention
deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder are often described as disruptive in
the classroom because they may experience
difficulty waiting their turn, and they may
often blurt out answers and speak out when they
are not called on. Other symptoms of
Hyperactivity-Impulsivity include fidgeting,
restlessness, and an inability to play quietly.
Can My Child Have Symptoms of
Inattention and Hyperactivity?
While many children are diagnosed
with one of these types of ADD/ADHD, it is not
uncommon for a child to suffer from both.
Because the symptoms of ADD/ADHD can vary so much
between different individuals, it is important for
parents dealing with this problem to engage in
extensive research before deciding upon a treatment
method. While ADD/ADHD in the U.S. is most commonly
combated through the use of prescription drugs,
research has shown that this type of treatment may
lend itself to potentially dangerous side effects.
natural approach to treat
deficit disorder & hyperactivity may be more advantageous.
According to the 2000 Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual for Mental Disorders, here are some
ADHD symptoms that epitomize attention problems
under the condition.
- Difficulty with paying close attention to
- Not paying attention during tasks and
- Listening appears off when spoken to
- Schoolwork and workplace duties are almost
impossible because of a lack of follow through
with listening to instructions
- Organizing activities is hard
- Avoiding things that require lots of mental
effort, like homework and other assignments
- Tendency to lose things
- Easily distracted
Not everyone with ADHD show all of these symptoms,
but a majority
of them should appear.
When it comes to
here is a laundry list of ADHD symptoms:
Impulsivity consists of spitting out
answers out of turn and refusing to wait
patiently. The child is interrupting constantly
and intruding in games and conversation
Hyperactivity consists with
excessive fidgeting and squirming, getting
up too fast from seats, running at inappropriate
times, playing too loudly, talking too loudly, or
acting as if on a non-stop motor.
A symptom must be
present for 6 months or more before being a true
indicative factor of ADHD.
child has signs and symptoms as described, an all
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parents feel works great is
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