A person with ADHD/ADD may have some or all of the following symptoms
- Difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school, or work or activities; producing work that is often messy and careless.
- Easily distracted and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks by noises or other things that other people tend to overlook.
- Inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities.
- Difficulty finishing schoolwork, paperwork, projects or performing tasks that require concentration.
- Frequent shifts from one uncompleted activity to another.
- Disorganized work habits
- Forgetfulness in daily activities (for example; missing appointments, forgetting to get or eat lunch or other meals, etc..)
- Failure to complete tasks such as homework, chores, shopping, projects etc..
- Frequent shifts in conversation, not listening to others, not keeping one’s mind on conversations, and not following details or rules of activities in social situations
- When talking to someone, forgetting what it is that you were saying mid-sentence.
- Always moving, shaking or rocking back and forth. Pretty much always in motion.
- Fidgeting and feeling jittery
- Answering a person’s question(s) before they even finished asking the question(s).
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