What are the nine symptoms of ADHD?

These are the nine symptoms of ADHD:

  1. Often fails to pay close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in their work or schoolwork.

  2. Often has difficulty keeping their attention on the task at hand.

  3. Often does not seem to be listening when directly spoken to even when there is no distraction present.   

  4. Often fails to follow through on tasks or fails to complete their work, schoolwork, or chores in a given amount of time, or gets easily sidetracked. 

  5. Often has poor time management and has trouble with planning, organizing, or prioritizing tasks, and may have a messy or unorganized workspace.

  6. Often tries to avoid tasks that require prolonged concentration or focus, like schoolwork, preparing reports, etc.

  7. Often misplaced important things (i.e., keys, school materials, tools, cellphone, wallet, paperwork). 

  8. Is often distracted easily by stimuli (i.e., video games, television, or may get easily lost in thought).

  9. Is often forgetful during their daily activities, overlooking important details.

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