Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

• Symptoms present for 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with the developmental  level of the child
• Clear evidence of clinically significant impairment present in two or more settings
• Onset of impairment must be before age 7, even if it was not diagnosed until later.

In attention Symptoms 

  Careless mistakes

  Attention difficulty

  Listening problem

  Loses things

  Fails to finish things

  Organizational skills lacking

  Reluctance in tasks requiring sustained mentaleffort

  Forgetful in Routine activities

  Easily Distracted

• Hyperactive-Impulsive :

  Runs about or is restless

  Unable to wait his/her turn

  Not able to play quietly

  On the go

  Fidgets with hands or feet

  Blurts out answers

  Staying seated is difficult

  Talks excessively

  Tends to interrupt

• Note exclusion criteria: ADHD is not diagnosed if the symptoms occur in the course of a pervasive  developmental disorder, psychotic disorder, or if the symptoms are likely due to another psychiatric    disorder(e.g., mood disorder, anxiety disorder, dissociative disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder,  oppositional defiant disorder)