ADHD Evaluation

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not only a mental disorder found in children, but it can also affect adults. For children, there are different types of symptoms they may experience depending on the type of ADHD they may have. The following is a list of some of the symptoms a child may experience:

  • Difficulty paying attention or focused.
  • Unable to follow directions or being disorganized.
  • Being forgetful even on regular day to day activities.
  • Has a tendency to misplace and lose things quite frequently.
  • Unable to sit still and play quietly.
  • Interrupting constantly and talking a lot.

Symptoms for adults are little different. Adult ADHD may show symptoms such as boredom, forgetfulness, mood swings, anxiety and impulsiveness. Adults that have ADHD may have relationship and employment problems.

In order to diagnose ADHD in a child(ren) or adults, a health care provider will need to gather information from teachers, parents or any other people that interact with the patient on a regular day to day basis. From this information obtained, the patient’s behavior is then compared to behavior of children or adults of the same age.