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Hyperactivity

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Hyperactivity is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of two conditions: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Autism.

For kids diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Hyperactivity is one of five symptoms related to Energy according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Energy among kids with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are:

  1. Constantly moving or restlessness
  2. Difficulty sitting still ("can't sit still")
  3. Fidgeting
  4. Talkativeness
  5. Very high energy

For kids diagnosed with Autism, Hyperactivity is one of eight symptoms related to Sensitivity and Control according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Sensitivity and Control among kids with Autism are:

  1. Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  2. Dislike for loud noises
  3. Lining up, stacking, or organizing objects
  4. Need for routine
  5. Obsession, fixation, or strong interest
  6. Picky eating or aversion to foods / food sensations
  7. Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)
  8. Tantrums or meltdowns

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Hyperactivity

When parents mention Hyperactivity they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Difficulty focusing or concentratingOften10 mentions
Angry behaviorOften9 mentions
ImpulsivenessOften6 mentions
Difficulty paying attentionSometimes4 mentions
Mania (manic behavior)Sometimes4 mentions
Short attention spanSometimes4 mentions
Trouble sleeping or insomniaSometimes4 mentions
Being irritableSometimes3 mentions
Difficulty learningSometimes3 mentions
DisorganizationSometimes3 mentions

Characteristics of Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity starts at the following ages...

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How common is Hyperactivity?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 44.29% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Hyperactivity.

Percentage of kids with Hyperactivity by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 1551 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Hyperactivity “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

10%

95 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

15%

146 mentions
Weekly

15%

151 mentions
Monthly

10%

96 mentions
Annually

3%

33 mentions
A Few / Several Times

9%

89 mentions
Once

3%

25 mentions
Never

35%

348 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

11%

169 mentions
Severe

12%

192 mentions
Moderate

21%

326 mentions
Mild

18%

280 mentions
Not at All

38%

584 mentions

Care of Hyperactivity

Parents mention the following approaches to caring for Hyperactivity

TreatmentRatingDiscussion
1Medication (prescription)
Positive
3.8 of 5
Read 2 comments
2Therapy / Counseling
Neutral
3.3 of 5
Read 2 comments

Less common approaches...

Discussion of Hyperactivity

What was your approach to Hyperactivity? What were the results?

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