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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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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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What is the difference between add and ADHD ?

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 is the main difference between add and adhd?

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

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

ADD ADHD: Would suggest you visit the following website for a start to answering your question. http://www.diffen.com/difference/add_vs_adhd. ...Read more

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Is there a behavioral difference between unilateral hearing loss and add/adhd?

Is there a behavioral difference between unilateral hearing loss and add/adhd?

Likely different: Adhd has the hallmark difficulties of impulsivity, starting and stopping behavior. Different subtypes vary in their difficulties with inattention, hyperactivity and with the new dsm-5, other associated problems. Mental executive functioning encompasses many underlying difficulties in adhd. Hearing loss affects the ability to receive auditory input prior to processing by the brain. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between add and adhd? My doctor tends to use "add" and "adhd" somewhat interchangeably. What is the difference? .

Is there a difference between add and adhd? My doctor tends to use "add" and "adhd" somewhat interchangeably. What is the difference?

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ADHD : Adhd and add are conditions affecting attention and concentration, but adhd has hyperactivity too. The treatment is similar, and there is so many similarities to use the terms for both conditions interchangeably. ...Read more

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What's the difference between excessive daytime sleepiness or adhd/add?

What's the difference between excessive daytime sleepiness or adhd/add?

Hypersomnia: Sleepiness or hypersomnia is a condition that you easily doz off or fall sleep during the day. This might cause lack of concentration. Sleepiness in children might cause them to be restless, which is part of add symptoms. But a you see they are different condition that might share some sign. Read about sleepiness, narcolepsy in: www.Lasleepdr.Com. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain to me the difference between: 1. Xanax and klonopin, 2. Different add vs. Adhd medications and 3. Opinions on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

3 for 1: 1.Klonopin lasts 20 hours, xanax only 4-8- so more likely to get rebound anxiety on xanax and more feeling dependent. Keep doses low of either. 2)add = adhd names changed to sell more books. 3)pristiq is a weaker version of Effexor (venlafaxine) with fewer side effects except on your wallet. ...Read more

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Is add/adhd hereditary?

Is add/adhd hereditary?

Yes: Adhd is highly hereditable. The incidence of adhd is about 5% of population. Identical twins have a concordance of >80% (if one twin has adhd, it's >80% likely the other will). Full blood siblings have a rate of 35%, parent to child rate is 20%, if both parents are adhd, the child rate is closer to 50%. Faraone sv, biederman j, milberger s. An exploratory study of adhd among second-degree relative. ...Read more

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Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...Read more

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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

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