Appendix AAD/HD is defined as:
Definition of Attention
|A. ||A. Either (1) or (2):|
|1. ||(1) Six (or more) of the following symptoms of inattention have persisted for at
least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level:|
|a. ||(a) often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in
schoolwork, work, or other activities|
|b. ||(b) often has difficulty in sustaining attention in tasks or play activities|
|c. ||(c) often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly|
|d. ||(d) often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish school-
work, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or
failure to understand instructions)|
|e. ||(e) often has difficulty organizing tasks or activities|
|f. ||(f) often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained
mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework)|
|g. ||(g) often loses things necessary for tasks or activities|
|h. ||(h) often is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli|
|i. ||(i) often is forgetful in daily activities|
|3. ||(2) Six (or more) of the following symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have
persisted for at least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent
with developmental level:|
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Book title: Making Sense of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Contributors: Carol R. Lensch - Author.
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 111.
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