Adult ADHD: Less hyperactivity, but lingering inattention and distress | MDedge Psychiatry - adult inattention

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ADHD: Only half the diagnosis in an adult with inattention? | MDedge Psychiatry adult inattention


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that makes it difficult to pay attention, control impulsivity (taking action before fully thinking things through) or manage excitable behavior (the person is squirming/fidgeting or “hyperactive”).

A child with inattentive ADHD may rush through a quiz, missing questions he knows the answers to or skipping whole sections in his haste. An adult may fail to .

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be the only mental disorder that was discovered in children and later acknowledged in adults. Although.