Core symptoms of ADHD
This can take the form of concentration problems, carelessness, forgetfulness and distractibility. Many people with ADHD get bored quickly and find it hard to complete things that they are not hugely interested in.
This can manifest as strong and hard-to-control emotional reactions, limited ability to listen to others and problems with handling unstructured situations that require reflection and consideration. In some people impulsiveness can also lead to motor clumsiness.
This is about problems with controlling the level of activity, and it can be either too low or too high. Problems with winding down and sitting still can be followed by extreme passivity and fatigue. While hyperactivity in children is often physical, it can take the form of restlessness and sleeping problems in adults.
Some people with ADHD have just one of the core symptoms, while others have several.