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Impulsiveness is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
For kids diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Impulsiveness is one of four symptoms related to Attention according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Attention among kids with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Impulsiveness
When parents mention Impulsiveness they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Compulsive behavior||Often||6 mentions|
|Difficulty regulating emotions||Often||3 mentions|
|Difficulty focusing or concentrating||Sometimes||2 mentions|
|Difficulty paying attention||Sometimes||2 mentions|
|Acting out||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Acting out at school||Sometimes||1 mention|
|Day dreaming||Sometimes||1 mention|
Characteristics of Impulsiveness
How common is Impulsiveness?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 47.12% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Impulsiveness.
Percentage of kids with Impulsiveness by year of age
This is based on a survey of 539 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Impulsiveness “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|