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Does my child have ADHD?
Have you noticed if your child is particularly hyperactive and easily distracted compared to other children? It could be ADHD.
ADHD is a neurological condition defined by a consistent pattern (at least 6 months) of inattention and/or hyperactive impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning in at least two settings.
ADHD symptoms can be typically grouped into two major categories: inattention (the inability to stay focused) and hyperactivity-impulsivity (impulsive behaviours that are excessive and disruptive). A child can show predominantly inattentive type ADHD, hyperactive-impulsive type of ADHD, or a combination of both.
If you have consistently noticed at least 6 of the below symptoms, and they have been interfering in your child’s life at home and at school — he or she may have inattentive type ADHD.
If your child has consistently exhibited at least 6 of the following symptoms, they may have predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD. This may manifest as excessive restlessness, rashness, and fidgetiness, without a characteristic lack of focus.
Please note: These ADHD checklists are not intended to diagnose or to replace the care of a health care professional. If you suspect your child has ADHD, do contact a professional to make a proper diagnosis.
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