What is the difference: ADHD and active?
17 Feb 2020
Many ADHD symptoms, such as high activity levels, difficulty remaining still for long periods of time and limited attention spans, are common to young children in general.

Many kids can't sit still, refuse to wait for their turn or have trouble listening.
This could just be a normal part of children's' development.
And parents often don't understand, do their children have ADHD or not?
Should they go to a doctor? Maybe, should they need to change their way of upbringing?

So, what's the difference between a very active child and a child with ADHD? How can you tell if it's ADHD or normal kid behavior?
According to DSM-5 in children with ADHD, their hyperactivity and inattention are present across all situations — at home, at school, at play and cause distress and problems functioning everywhere.
The child with ADHD is often unable to take part in leisure activities quietly, he often runs about or climbs in situations where it is not appropriate, he often leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected and etc.

He presents with distractibility, hyperactivity and poor self-control. Health children are able to play social roles and these roles are often different at home, at school, etc.

If the child is also able to control his impulses and emotions, pay attention, and respond appropriately in school and at home, he is probably just an energetic individual, and he isn't affected by ADHD.
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