How Do I Know If My Teen Has ADHD?

22 Apr How Do I Know If My Teen Has ADHD?

Most kids and teens exhibit some signs of hyperactivity and inability to focus, but ADHD is a more serious manifestation of those issues. Here are some key facts that might signal that your teen is coping with ADHD.

How Do I Know If My Teen Has ADHD?

By Teen Rehab

 

Wondering if your teen has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for.

  • Acting or Speaking Without Thinking

    By Teen Rehab

    Does your teen often speak and act quickly without thinking or considering consequences? This could suggest they have ADHD.

  • Inability to Concentrate at School

    By Teen Rehab

    A teen with ADHD will likely have troubles concentrating at school, listening to teachers or focusing on schoolwork. Pay particular attention to any observations from their teachers.

  • Slow at Processing

    By Teen Rehab

    While their words or actions may be fast-paced, teens with ADHD may take longer to process or understand concepts than their peers.

  • Forgets Easily

    By Teen Rehab

    We all have days where we can’t remember things or seem to keep misplacing our keys, but if this becomes a continuing pattern for your teen, this may be a sign they have ADHD.

  • Inability to Get Organized

    By Teen Rehab

    If your teen is unable to get organized, make plans, set goals or complete tasks, they may have ADHD.

  • Restless Physical Behavior

    By Teen Rehab

    Individuals with ADHD often fidget with or tap their fingers, and have difficulty staying seated when they are expected to. Take note if your teen  is exhibits frequent restless behavior, as it may be a sign of ADHD.

  • Impatient

    By Teen Rehab

    If your teen has extreme difficulty and discomfort with taking turns, listening or waiting, they may have ADHD. If you’re concerned, be sure to contact a medical professional.


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