Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopment disorders. It affects children and adults. People with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.
Common ADHD symptoms include:
- Being easily distracted by things around you
- Having problems focusing on one thing or being easily bored
- Trouble staying still or being quiet
- Making careless mistakes on schoolwork or not listening when spoken to directly
- Being forgetful in daily activities, like doing chores or running errands
- Feeling restless, fidgety and unable to sit down for long periods of time
- Having trouble engaging in quiet leisure activities, like reading or watching television
- Frequently interrupting others during conversations or activities
- Being impatient with taking turns and waiting for your turn in games
- Behaving impulsively; having sudden outbursts of anger; acting on a whim; having difficulty dealing with frustration.