Q: What are the diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation?
A: The diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation for adults entail five or more of the following symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity being present for at least 6 months, and these are inappropriate for developmental level:
Often fidgets with or taps hands or feet, or squirms in seat.
Often leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected.
Often runs about or climbs in situations where it is not appropriate (adolescents or adults may be limited to feeling restless).
Often unable to play or take part in leisure activities quietly.
Is often “on the go” acting as if “driven by a motor”.
Often talks excessively.
Often blurts out an answer before a question has been completed.
Often has trouble waiting their turn.
Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games)