ADHD Predominately Hyperactive Impulsive Type

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  • ADHD Predominately Hyperactive Impulsive Type


    According to the DSM diagnostic criteria, a person with at least six or more symptoms of hyperactivity or impulsiveness. The current criteria includes:

     

    Hyperactivity

    • Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
    • Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
    • Often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults, may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness
    • Often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
    • Is often "on the go" or acts as if driven by a motor
    • Often talks excessively

    Impulsivity

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    • Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed
    • Often has difficulty awaiting turn
    • Often interrupts or intrudes on others

    Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV), copyright 1994, American Psychiatric Association

Published On: July 15, 2010