Hyperactive/Impulsive Types

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Hyperactive/Impulsive Types

Everyone shows signs of these behaviors sometimes; however, the criteria for determining a diagnosis are very specific. Children's symptoms must be more severe than other children of the same age group. In adults, the symptoms must be present in childhood and affect one's ability to function in daily life. At least two areas of life must be impacted: home, social settings, work, or school.

Fidgets; squirms in seat.

Has difficulty remaining seated when remaining
seated is expected.

Has difficulty playing quietly

Talks excessively

Runs around or climbs excessively.

Acts as if driven by a motor.

Has difficulty taking turns.

Interrupts or intrudes on others.

Blurts out answers before questions are



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