SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Children with ADHD show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity in specific ways. Some examples of this include:

» Trouble concentrating, remembering or making decisions
» Lack of focus/day dreamer
» Being in constant motion
» Constant squirming or fidgeting
» Frequently making careless mistakes
» Having difficulty playing quietly
» Talking excessively
» Interrupting others
» Becoming easily distracted
» Not finishing tasks

The symptoms of ADHD can vary for boys and girls. Boys are more likely to be exhibit hyperactivity, whereas girls tend to be quietly inattentive. Girls who have trouble paying attention often daydream while boys are more likely to play or fiddle aimlessly.
 
 
Signs of ADHD with Aggression or Impulsivity
In addition to some of the symptoms mentioned above, some children may also be unable to control their aggression or impulses. Here are some of the signs:
 
» Loses temper
» Argues with adults
» Actively defies adult’s request or rules
» Deliberately annoys people
» Blames others for misbehavior
» Easily annoyed by others
» Often angry or resentful
» Often spiteful and vindictive

 
If your child is exhibiting any of the signs or symptoms listed and is between the ages of 4 and 5, please contact us for more information about a clinical research study evaluating the effectiveness of a treatment for Child Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants in this trial will be regularly monitored and evaluated by our clinical and medical staff at each study visit.