Which diagnostic criteria are applicable to all types of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) other than inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity?

Updated: Sep 09, 2021
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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  • Onset is no later than age 12 years
  • Symptoms must be present in 2 or more situations, such as school, work, or home
  • The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning
  • Disorder does not occur exclusively during the course of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder and is not better accounted for by mood, anxiety, dissociative, personality disorder or substance intoxication or withdrawal
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  • Often avoids or strongly dislikes tasks (such as schoolwork or homework) that require sustained mental effort
  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (school assignments, pencils, books, tools, or toys)
  • Often is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • Often forgetful in daily activities

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