He was never treated with medication for the ADHD. Now he seems to have the same problems, no focus, short attention, behind academically, not many friends, etc. But he is not hyper at all, if anything seems more inward. He is 10 and would prefer to play with a 5 year old instead of someone his age. Trying to figure him out??
I agree with the previous post that it is important to get an accurate diagnosis by a professional who is qualified to do so. However, that being said, the hyperactivity aspect of ADHD can change over time and also may be impacted by other environmental factors (such as diet, sleep, exercise). One thing that helped me understand the whole issue of hyperactivity better was when I attended a conference on ADHD and found out that it is a dysregulation of attention, a dysregulation of activity level, etc. rather than just too little attention or too much activity. Activity level may be dysregulated more in one aspect of life or situation than another. By the time they reach adulthood, many people who were diagnosed with ADHD as children will show less of the hyperactivity aspect. It can also come out as verbal hyperactivity, even if the person is not physically hyperactive.
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