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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A school-age child may need evaluation for ADHD if he or she exhibits any of the following behaviors:

  • Has shorter attention span than peers and needs frequent teacher intervention to keep on task. Parents will often report the need for constant surveillance during homework.
  • Avoids work that requires sustained attention
  • Daydreams excessively while supposed to be completing tasks
  • Is hyperactive or fidgety
  • Disrupts classroom by leaving seat, moving around room, talking inappropriately, and/or engaging others in play
  • Provokes daily arguments at home about completing homework and chores
  • Has frequent mood swings and/or rage reactions

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