PSYC 106 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Attention, Neural Development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Groups together disorders with early onset & persistent course. Adhd believed to be disruptions in neural development (prevents you from paying attention etc. ) Diagnostic criteria persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Same requirements as inattention (at least 6 symptoms for at least 6 months, yada yada) Often fidgets with or taps hands or feet or squirms in seat. Often leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected (e. g. , leaves his or her place in the classroom, office or other workplace, or in other situations that require remaining seated). Often runs about or climbs in situations where it is inappropriate. (note: in adolescents or adults, may be limited to feeling restless) Often unable to play or engage in leisure activities quietly. Often blurts out an answer before a question has been completed (e. g. , completes people"s sentences and jumps the gun in conversations, cannot wait for next turn in conversation).