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ADHD Symptom Chart from Child to Adult-great reference tool!

In ADHD on Saturday, 8 September 2012 at 13:49

ADHD Symptom Evolution From Childhood to Adulthood

  Childhood Adulthood
Inattention Difficulty sustaining attention Difficulty sustaining attention
(meetings, reading, paperwork)
  Failure to pay attention to details Makes careless errors
  Appears not to listen Easily distracted/forgetful
  Lacks follow-through Poor concentration
  Cannot organize Difficulty finishing tasks
  Loses important items Disorganized/misplaces items
     
Hyperactivity Squirming/fidgeting Inefficiencies at work
  Cannot stay seated Internal restlessness
  Cannot wait his/her turn Difficulty sitting through meetings
  Runs/climbs excessively Works more than 1 job
  Cannot play/work quietly Works long hours
  “On the go”/seems “driven by a motor” Self-selects very active jobs
  Talks excessively Overwhelmed
    Talks excessively
     
Impulsivity Blurts out answers Impulsive job changes
  Cannot wait in line Drives too fast
  Intrudes/interrupts others Interrupts others
    Easily frustrated

Goodman DW, Surman CB, Scherer P, Salinas G, Brown JJ. Assessment of physician practices in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Primary Care Companion. In press.

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