Affiliations
Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

The Symptoms of ADHD

Inattention Symptoms

  • Difficulty listening (at school, at work, or at home)
  • Difficulty paying attention (in school, in meetings, or watching movies)
  • Avoidance of tasks that require sustained attention (reading, board games)
  • Difficulty finishing things (homework, projects, movies, book, or household chores)
  • Losing or misplacing things (homework, keys, wallet or cell phone)
  • Difficulty staying organized

Behavior

Child:

  • Not listening
  • Not following through on tasks
  • Inability to organize

Adult:

  • Difficulty sustaining attention in meetings, while reading or doing paperwork
  • Slowness and inefficiency or paralyzing procrastination
  • Poor time management

Impulsivity/Hyperactivity Symptoms

  • Squirming or fidgeting, difficulty staying still
  • Excessive activity, such as running or climbing
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Needing to be busy all of the time
  • Difficulty working or playing quietly
  • Excessive talking, interrupting others
  • Difficulty waiting for a turn in social or other situations

Behavior

Child:

  • Squirms, Fidgets, or cannot stay seated
  • Runs and climbs excessively
  • Cannot play or work quietly
  • Blurts out answers

Adult:

  • Unable to sit through meetings
  • Drives too fast
  • Chooses a very active job
  • Interrupts others; makes inappropriate comments

In addition, ADHD could also be present with and exacerbate symptoms of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Conduct disorders
  • Substance abuse
FIND A DOCTOR
Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.


Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.


Request an appointment now.
FIND A LOCATION
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.


Find a UPMC location near you.
PAY A BILL
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.


Pay your bill now.
FIND A CAREER
Find a Career

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.


Find your ideal career at UPMC.