Is hyperactive a mental disorder?


Hyperactivity is a symptom of various mental disorders, but in and of itself, it is not considered a mental disorder.

Hyperactivity can be a characteristic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Hyperactivity can also be a symptom of other mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and certain personality disorders.

Therefore, hyperactivity should not be seen as a disorder but as a symptom that requires further evaluation by a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate treatment.

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