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ADHD/ADD Signs and Symptoms

A person with ADHD/ADD may have some or all of the following symptoms

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  • 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.
  • Procrastination
  • 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.
  • Hyperactivity
  • Always moving, shaking or rocking back and forth. Pretty much always in motion.
  • Fidgeting and feeling jittery
  • Impatience
  • Answering a person’s question(s) before they even finished asking the question(s).

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Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog

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