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Mental Health Concerns
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impulsivity. The most commonly diagnosed behavior
disorder in young persons, ADHD affects an estimated 3 to 5
percent of young people. Although ADHD is usually
diagnosed in childhood, it is not limited to children—ADHD
often persists into adolescence and adulthood and is
frequently not diagnosed until later years. There are actually
three types of ADHD, each with different symptoms:
predominantly inattentive, predominantly
hyperactive/impulsive and combined. The most common
type of ADHD has a combination of the inattentive and
hyperactive/impulsive symptoms.
Those with the predominantly inattentive type often:
fail to pay close attention to details or make careless
mistakes at school, work or home
have difficulty sustaining attention to tasks or leisure
activities
do not seem to listen when spoken to directly
don’t follow through on instructions and fail to finish
schoolwork, chores, or job duties
have difficulty organizing tasks and activities
avoid, dislike, or are reluctant to engage in tasks that
require sustained mental effort
lose things necessary for tasks or activities
are easily distracted by extraneous stimuli and are
forgetful in daily activities