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Home > Patient & Family Resources > Health Library > ADHD: Impulsivity and Inattention
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:
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Current as ofSeptember 11, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as of:
September 11, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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