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How do add and ADHD differ?

How do add and ADHD differ?

Hyperactivity: ADD is an older term used for attetnion deficit disorder. Hyperactivity was an add on for the 25% of children who also have hyperactivity. ADHD is a term that includes Attention Deficit Disorder and hyperactivity. It is now modified by saying of the inattentive subtype of combined type. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read more

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Can you have both add and adhd?

Can you have both add and adhd?

Yes: Add is the outdated term for adhd. The current attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or adhd, has 3 sub-types. It includes predominantly hyperactive, predominantly inattentive and a combination of the two. ...Read more

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What's the difference of add and adhd?

What's the difference of add and adhd?

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:
http://www. Additudemag. Com/. ...Read more

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Does anyone know much about add or adhd?

Does anyone know much about add or adhd?

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:
http://www. Additudemag. Com/. ...Read more

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How do you treat add and ADHD in general?

How do you treat add and ADHD in general?

Combination: Of medicine and psychotherapy to address impulse control, organization and needed lifestyle changes is the best method. ...Read more

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What is the difference between add and ADHD?

The H: Adhd includes hyperactivity as a component of the disorder. You can have attention deficit disorder, mainly inattentive type, without having hyperactivity. ...Read more

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What are the similarites between add and adhd?

Inattention: Add is adhd without the h. The h stands for hyperactive symptoms. People diagnosed with adhd have the inattentive symptoms as well as the restless and hyperkinetic symptoms. Those diagnosed with add only meet the criteria for inattentive symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I am add or adhd?

Can you tell me how to tell if I am add or adhd?

? were you as kid?: The "symptoms" of ADD are vague & overlap with other issues. You do your best when you have adequate restful sleep, good nutrition, good health and a stable working environment. If you have voids in any of these you can appear ADD. A good workup by your doc including a sleep study could cover the basics. Referral to a psychologist for testing may be indicated if these are normal. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between add and adhd?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of undiagnosed add or adhd?

What are the symptoms of undiagnosed add or adhd?

Add?: Organizational skills lagging behind, misplacing things, cannot finish tasks, feel overwhelmed, impulsive, easily frustrated, are few of daily struggles. ...Read more

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Is add or ADHD considered a disability for a child?

Yes, if not treated: The best thing you can do as a parent of an add child is to treat it. The treatment, medication and behavior retraining is effective. So effective, in fact, that often it can erased the handicap and brings the child up to the level of his peers. Not treated, add can scar a child for life. Not sure if your child has add? Get him/her tested. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can tell if I am add or adhd?

The best way to tell: Is for you to go to a qualified professional for assessment. In my opinion, the best way is to see a psychologist, neuropsychologist or psychiatrist.

Ned hallowell md writes excellent books on adhd. One is "driven to distraction (revised): recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder". You can find his books, and others, at the library, new/used bookstores, and online. ...Read more

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What is the difference between add and ADHD in boys?

What is the difference between add and ADHD in boys?

Very very close: Add - attention deficit disorder
adhd - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
the hyperactivity part is due to the inattention and due to the poor focus. So mechanism is same for both, treatment is same. ...Read more

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Could I gradually get add or ADHD through the years?

ADHD: Usually ADHD presents in grade school. The work gets harder and more focus and attention is needed so symptoms become more obvious. With the new awareness of ADD and ADHD it is more easily recognized and many adults realize that they have had these symptoms for years. However, there are other medical conditions that can mimic ADHD so an evaluation by your doc is recommended. ...Read more

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How can add and ADHD be the same disease, if one is so hyper?

How can add and ADHD be the same disease, if one is so hyper?

Same brain area: The main difference between add and adhd is the h - hyperactivity. Hyperactivity is a feature that can occur with attention deficit disorder. Some people have it, others don't. We see hyperactivity more in boys, whereas inattention occurs more in girls. The core of adhd is the inattention and impulsivity. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the difference between add and adhd?

How do I find out what is the difference between add and adhd?

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. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between add and adhd?

Need advice on what is the the difference between add and adhd?

Old vs new: Add was the designation for the disorder in the dsm-iiir, while the current (dsm-iv tr) & only approved designation is ad/hd, (enter subtype here). There are five designations: 1) adhd, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type. 2) adhd, predominantly inattentive type. 3) adhd, combined type. 4) ad/hd persistent into adulthood. 5) ad/hd, not otherwise specified. Http://www. Ritalindeath. Co. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are examples of chronic impairments from add or adhd?

Could you tell me what are examples of chronic impairments from add or adhd?

From drugs or ADHD?: Adhd drugs can cause addiction, sudden death, anxiety, insomnia, the list is long. Adhd untreated has three major problems: academics, relationships and accidents. So examples would be: dropouts, promiscuity, divorce, car accidents. You can read more here http://bit. Ly/153fa87 and in the book does your child really have adhd? ...Read more

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I've got ADD and ADHD recently I've sat and laughed at nothing and I've been extremely hyper is there a way to control the hyperness?

I've got ADD and ADHD recently I've sat and laughed at nothing and I've been extremely hyper is there a way to control the hyperness?

Treatment with Meds: Have you had a formal evaluation and diagnosis? Did you start on a trial of medication at any point? Stimulants work well for ADHD. They are dramatically life changing for those who respond. Since these are scheduled drugs you will need a face to face visit with a Psychiatrist or Primary Care Physician who specializes in ADHD. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How to tell if I have add or adhd?

Zooooom: The h stands for hyperactivity (and impulsivity). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add vs adhd?

What are the symptoms of add vs adhd?

No longer an issue: Because the underlying neurobiological and neurochemical bases are the same for both, add is now called adhd-primarily inattentive type. Adhd-primarily hyperactive/impulsive type is seen in preschool age 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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have add or adhd?

How can I tell if I have add or adhd?

Could be either: Both terms are sloppily used to describe the condition known, in the dsm-iv at least, as "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." interestingly, there are four types and one of those types can be "adhd of the inattentive type" -or - as the mother of one of my patients' reported - "adhd without the 'h'"

sometimes people who are as hyper as the day is long describe themselves as "add." nope. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have add or adhd?

Is it possible that I have add or adhd?

Evaluation: Start with your primary care doctor to determine if there are medical problems causing your difficulty. If nothing is apparent, have an evaluation by a neuropsychologist. ...Read more

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How do people get tested for add and adhd?

How do people get tested for add and adhd?

Various: Psychologists, pediatricians, family docs, psychiatrists and others may be trained to test for adhd, but not all offer this testing. Testing usually involves interviews & checklists with child, parent (s) and teacher (s). Best to start by asking your pediatrician or family doc; if they don't do the testing themselves, they can refer you to the right qualified expert in your local area. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have add or adhd?

How do you know when you have add or adhd?

History & expertise: Adhd is a developmental disorder, so you should be able to reflect on difficulties in attention, impulsivity, organization and or hyperactivity most often in your school years. There is no symptom that is only characteristic of adhd and it is a matter of degree. While on-line or other screenings are helpful they are no substitute for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you find out if you have add or adhd?

Assessment: Consult with a psychologist who specializes in psychological assessment/testing. An assessment will provide you with a diagnosis (if there is one) and recommendations. ...Read more

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How do you know whether you have add or adhd?

How do you know whether you have add or adhd?

Definition ADHD type: Bascially splitting hairs in the definitions included as adhd. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders adhd classifcation includes 3 types, adhd-i (called add); adhd, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type; and adhd, , combined type: inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive, you can find more clarification on web. ...Read more