All children can be inherently impulsive, can easily become distracted by a thought or toy and need lots of movement throughout their day.
As parents, we can worry something more serious is occurring when oftentimes it is merely a phase of development. Lack of deep sleep, improper nutrition and lack of exercise can all play a role in your child’s behaviour. So how do you know if there is something more to your child’s impulsiveness or energetic play?
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without hyperactivity) was the name used in the old version of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM III-R) The current version of the manual (DSM IV-TR) now classifies the diagnosis as ADHD - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. According to the current diagnostic criteria the disorder is now classified in three ways:
ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type:
ADHD Combined Type:
As the name suggests a combination of the above symptoms.