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Impulsivity refers to acting without thinking first. Impulsivity in a
person who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly likely to
continue into adulthood.
People with symptoms of impulsivity often:
Inattention related to ADHD is having a shorter-than-expected attention span based on the person's
age. People with symptoms of inattention may:
February 2, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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