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ADHD

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El trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH) no es solo para niños. La dificultad para concentrarse, la incapacidad para completar tareas, el olvido y otros síntomas en adultos pueden deberse al TDAH. El TDAH puede causar problemas importantes en los adultos, que van desde un aumento de la ansiedad, la depresión, el abuso de sustancias, problemas financieros, bajo rendimiento laboral y dificultades sociales.

Types

ADHD predominantly inattentive presentation

  • Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistake

  • Has difficulty sustaining attention

  • Does not appear to listen

  • Struggles to follow through with instructions

  • Has difficulty with organization

  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort

  • Loses things

  • Is easily distracted

  • is forgetful in daily activities

ADHD predominantly hyperactive-impulsive presentation​​​

  • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair

  • Has difficulty remaining seated

  • Runs about or climbs excessively in children; extreme restlessness in adults

  • Difficulty engaging in activities quietly

  • Acts as if driven by a motor; adults will often feel inside as if they are driven by a motor

  • Talks excessively

  • Blurts out answers before questions have been completed

  • Difficulty waiting or taking turns

  • Interrupts or intrudes upon others

ADHD combined presentation

  • The individual meets the criteria for both inattention and hyperactive-impulsive ADHD presentations