What are the common symptoms of ADHD in adolescents?

FAQs published on July 4, 2012 in ADHD
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Anthony L. Rostain, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and
Research Program
Penn Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Director, Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program
Behavioral Health Center, The Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lenard A. Adler, MD
Director, Adult ADHD Program
Professor of Psychiatry and
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York

Rostain: So Dr. Adler, what are the most common symptoms of ADHD in adolescents?

Adler: Well, in adolescents we tend to see both the inattentive and the hyperactive impulsive symptoms but probably with more of the inattentive symptoms. Adolescents today have very long days and somewhat high cognitive loads, so again the symptoms relate to trouble with organization, trouble planning, trouble starting things, trouble finishing things, you may see fidgetiness, restlessness, and impulsivity, talking out of turn or interrupting others when busy.

Rostain: Thank you.

Last modified: December 14, 2012
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