What is ADHD?


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Some of the signs and symptoms of ADHD are mentioned below.

Please note that individual symptoms vary and the list below is not to be considered comprehensive or exhaustive but rather a broad indication of this condition which would require to be investigated further to prove conclusive.

Inattention

  • Inability to sustain attention
  • Not able to give close attention to details and a repeated pattern of careless mistakes
  • Inability to listen
  • Difficulty in following instructions
  • Poor organization skills
  • A dislike of tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Misplacing of things
  • Easily distracted

Hyperactivity/Impulsivity

  • Fidgeting with hands or feet and squirming in a chair
  • Difficulty remaining seated
  • A desire to run about or climb over objects
  • Difficulty to engage in activities quietly
  • Appear to driven by some kind of internal ‘motor’
  • Talking excessively
  • Blurting out responses before questions have even been completed
  • Difficulty waiting or taking turns and interrupting others while they are speaking or functioning