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5 Common symptoms of ADHD in children – when to see a doctor

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)can cause hyperactivity and impulsive behavior at a higher rate than the average person. Because of this, it may cause some issues for your child. 

Children can be loud and excitable little people.,hen this behavior starts to affect their success, and common symptoms are exhibited often, then it may be time to talk with your doctor about the possibility of ADHD.

Common symptoms

In general, children may show one or more common ADHD symptoms from time to time., It can be hard to diagnose this issue quickly. It is always important to seek help from a licensed healthcare care provider if you believe your child may have ADHD. 

Struggles with expressing emotions

ADHD in children could appear as trouble handling emotions. This means having mood swings, outbursts, or temper tantrums. 

Frequent fidgeting 

Fidgeting is one of the most apparent symptoms of ADHD for younger people. This can mean not being able to sit still, tapping their foot, or squirming when told to sit for a period of time. 

Focus issues

It may be hard for a child with ADHD to focus on tasks or conversations with others. They may not be able to pay attention to the content you are trying to share, but are aware that you are speaking. 


Due to focus issues, it is also likely that a child with ADHD may have issues procrastinating on tasks. This is especially true for tasks that take more time and effort, such as homework or an in-class lecture. 

When to see a doctor 

If symptoms like those listed above begin to affect your child’s day-to-day activities, it may be a good idea to see your pediatrician. ADHD is treatable, but you need to speak with your doctor about what options are right for you and your child.  You can find a pediatrician in the ABS network on the Find a Provider page. 

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