ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood before the age of 6 and often lasts into adulthood. They occur in more than one situation, such as at home and at school.
The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be categorised into 2 types of behavioural problems -
Children may have symptoms of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity and impulsiveness, or they may have symptoms of just 1 of these types of behaviour.
Inattentiveness (difficulty concentrating and focusing)
The main signs of inattentiveness are:
Hyperactivity and Impulsiveness
The main signs of hyperactivity and impulsiveness are:
These symptoms can cause significant problems in a child's life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline.