ADHD in Children

Things to know about ADHD and children

  • ADHD is usually identified in childhood.
  • ADHD symptoms are often first detected when they affect children in school, at home, and/or in social situations.
  • Older children may experience the same ADHD symptoms that younger kids do, but the way they experience them might change, and what you observe might change as well.

As your child gets older

  • Some ADHD symptoms may become more subtle and less noticeable.
  • Symptoms of hyperactivity such as excessive running and climbing may be less obvious.
  • Older children with ADHD may fidget with their hands and feet, feel restless, and have difficulty engaging in quiet activities.
  • Older children with ADHD may also be easily distracted, and continue to have trouble staying organized and keeping up.

If you think your child may have ADHD

Only a trained health care professional can accurately diagnose ADHD.

Fill out an ADHD Symptom Checklist and talk to your child’s doctor.

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