Q: What are the diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder Predominantly Inattentive Presentation?

A: The diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder predominantly inattentive presentation for adults entail five or more of the following symptoms of inattention being present for at least 6 months, and these are inappropriate for developmental level:

Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes, at work, or with other activities.

Often has trouble holding attention on tasks or play activities.

Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.

Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish chores, or duties in the workplace (e.g., loses focus, side-tracked).

Often has trouble organizing tasks and activities.

Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to do tasks that require mental effort over a long period of time.

Often loses things necessary for tasks and activities (e.g.  pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, mobile telephones).

Often easily distracted

Often forgetful in daily activities.

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