A 35-year-old member asked:
What is the main difference between add and adhd?
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
None. : These are merely diagnostic labels imposed by the dsm(diagnostic & statistical manual of amer psych acad). Current nomenclature is that everybody is "ad/hd" with some variation of intensity. Next dsm up will drop adhd label in favor oc something else. It's just a name.
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No longer an issue: Because the underlying neurobiological and neurochemical basis is the same for both, what once was called add was changed to adhd-primarily inattentive type. Adhd-primarily hyperactive/impulsive type is seen in younger children. Children with adhd-combined type are more commonly referred for treatment, as the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms draw attention. See chadd.Org for full explanation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
How do I find out what is the difference between add and adhd?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Movement: If someone lacks the ability to stay on task, complete an assignment or pay attention for the duration of a discussion or presentation they are add. If you add a difficulty controlling motor activity, such as constantly shifting position, movement around a room, etc. You have the ad with the hd.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between add and ADHD in boys?
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Pediatrics 20 years experience
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between ADHD and add? Which is more serious?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What's the difference of add and adhd?
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Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
YES: Add is simply a shortened way to say adhd. The official diagnosis is adhd & then clinician specifies subtype based on symptom presentation. A skilled child or adult clinician (psychiatrist, neurologist, pediatrician, psychologist, & others) will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and recommend a mutlifacted treatment. A good source of info is additude magazine:
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Need advice on what is the the difference between add and adhd?
3 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
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Hyperactivity: Add is just a deficit in attention without hyperactive behavior. Adhd includes hyperactive behavior. The former is more common in girls.
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Last updated Jul 10, 2017
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