Published on ADDitudeMag.com

Can You Have Only Some ADHD Symptoms?

"Can you have SOME of the symptoms of ADHD and still be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, even in adulthood?"

by Larry Silver, M.D.


There are three behaviors found with ADHD. Some will have one; some two; some all three.

One ADHD symptom is hyperactivity. This is usually seen in adults by fidgety, restless behaviors.

The second is inattention. This is experienced by either auditory distractibility, visual distractibility, and/or internal distractibility.

The third is impulsivity, problem waiting before speaking or doing certain behaviors.

If you have one or more of these AND they have been present for most of your life AND they exist in two or more areas of your life (work, home, social), you might have ADHD. If you think so, see a professional who is familiar with Adult ADHD.


Copyright © 1998 - 2013 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our
Terms of Service (http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/terms.html) and
Privacy Policy (http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/privacy.html).
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only.
See additional information at http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/disclaimer.html
New Hope Media, 39 W. 37th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Adult ADHD | Parenting ADHD Children | ADHD Treatment | School & Learning Disabilities | About ADHD | ADHD Resources | ADHD Community
Source: Can You Have Only Some ADHD Symptoms?