Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

6 of symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity:

    • having a short attention span and being easily distracted
    • making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork
    • appearing forgetful or losing things
    • being unable to stick at tasks that are tedious or time-consuming
    • appearing to be unable to listen to or carry out instructions
    • constantly changing activity or task
    • having difficulty organising tasks
    • being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings
    • constantly fidgeting
    • being unable to concentrate on tasks
    • excessive physical movement
    • excessive talking
    • being unable to wait their turn
    • acting without thinking
    • interrupting conversations
    • little or no sense of danger

Needs to be persistent, and in more than just 1 situation (eg home vs school), where no other diagnosis more appropriate, and where it has significant impact on social, academic (or later occupational) life.