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Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Europe Practitioner & Researcher
York University (Canada) & Edinburgh University (UK)

Developmental Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or Attention deficit disorder (ADD) are disorders characterized by symptoms being present in either category ;inattention or hyperactivity. These symptoms need to manifest themselves in a manner and degree which is inconsistent with the child's current developmental level.
Symptoms of Inattention:

  • Careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities
  • Difficulties sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
  • Difficulties in listening when spoken to directly
  • Failure to understand instruction
  • Oppositional behavour
  • Difficulties organizing tasks and activities
  • Tendency to avoid tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • Forgetful in daily activities
  • Symptoms of Hyperactivity:
  • Fidgeting  with hands or feet or struggling to remain seated
  • Leaving seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
  • Running about or climbing excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate 
  • Difficulties in playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
  • Being"on the go" or acting  as if "driven by a motor"
  • Talking excessively
  • Symptoms of Impulsivity:
  • Blurting out answers before questions have been completed
  • Difficulties in awaiting turn
  • Interrupting others

Other Developmental Disorders


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