Hyperactivity is a symptom of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, not all people with ADHD have hyperactivity as a primary symptom. There are three subtypes of ADHD: predominantly inattentive type, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, and combined type.
People with predominantly inattentive type ADHD may not exhibit hyperactivity, but they may have difficulty paying attention, organizing tasks, and following through with instructions or completing assignments.
People with predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD may exhibit hyperactivity and impulsivity, but they may not have significant problems with inattention.
People with combined type ADHD have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.
It’s important to note that a diagnosis of ADHD should be made by a qualified healthcare professional, based on a comprehensive evaluation that takes into account a person’s medical and mental health history, symptoms, and functioning in different settings.