Acting out is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
For kids diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Acting out is one of three symptoms related to Acting Out according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Acting Out among kids with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Acting out
When parents mention Acting out they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)||Often||2 mentions|
|Acting out at school||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Angry behavior||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Defiant behavior||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Difficulty focusing or concentrating||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Difficulty learning||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Difficulty paying attention||Sometimes||1 mention|
Characteristics of Acting out
How common is Acting out?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 41.6% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Acting out.
Percentage of kids with Acting out by year of age
This is based on a survey of 536 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Acting out “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|