ADHD symptoms and treatment


The majority of persons with ADHD have issues in each of these areas, but this isn't always the case.

Some people with the syndrome, for example, may struggle with inattentiveness but not hyperactivity or impulsivity. Attention deficit disorder is another name for this type of ADHD (ADD). Because the symptoms of ADD aren't always visible, it can go unnoticed.

Symptoms in teenagers and children

ADHD symptoms in children and teenagers are well-defined, and they usually manifest themselves before the age of six. They can occur in a variety of settings, including at home and at school. The key symptoms of each behavioral issue are listed below.

The following are the most common indications of inattention:

  • being easily distracted and having a limited attention span

  • making casual errors — such as in homework

  • looking to be careless or misplacing items

  • being unable to persevere in difficult or time-consuming tasks

  • displaying an inability to listen to or follow directions

  • activity or endeavor that is continually changing

  • Having trouble organizing your tasks

  • Impulsivity and hyperactivity

The following are the main indicators of impulsivity and hyperactivity:

  • being unable to sit still, particularly in a serene or quiet environment

  • fidgeting all the time

  • being unable to focus on an assignment

  • physical activity that is excessive

  • chatting excessively

  • unable to wait for their turn

  • behaving without deliberation

  • causing disruptions to discussions

  • There is little to no sensation of danger.

These signs can lead to serious issues in a child's life, including academic underachievement, poor social contact with other children and adults, and discipline issues.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment can help reduce symptoms and make the disease less of a difficulty in daily life. ADHD can be addressed with medication or therapy, but the optimum treatment is frequently a combination of the two. Although your condition may be followed by your GP, treatment is usually planned by a professional, such as a paediatrician or psychiatrist.