Example SCT Symptoms Described By Dr. Barkely 1

  • Prone to daydreaming when you should be concentrating
  • Having trouble staying alert or awake in boring situations
  • Easily confused, easily bored, spacey, or in a fog
  • Lethargic, more tired than others
  • Underactive or having less energy than others
  • Does not seem to process
    information as quickly or as accurately as others.

Additional Symptoms

  • Social Withdrawl
  • Staring
  • Apathy
  • Strong correlation to internalizing disorders such as anxiety and depression
  1. Barkley, R. A. (2012). Distinguishing Sluggish Cognitive Tempo from Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 121(4), 978-990. doi: 10.1037/a0023961