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Treatment for ADHD
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ADHD Diagnostic Criteria – Inattentive  Symptoms   (1) six (or more) of the following symptoms of  inattention  have persisted for  at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with  developmental level: Inattention (a) often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in  schoolwork, work, or other activities (b) often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities (c) often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly (d) often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish  schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional  behavior or failure to understand instructions) (e) often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities (f) often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require  sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework) (g) often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys, school  assignments, pencils, books, or tools) (h) is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli (i) is often forgetful in daily activities  
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ADHD Diagnostic Criteria -  Hyperactive-Impulsive Symptoms
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor Conger during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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