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Minimal brain dysfunction & ADHD - add. What are criteria?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: ADD criteria
Inattention, impulsivity, & hyperactivity.

In brief: ADD criteria
Inattention, impulsivity, & hyperactivity.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Same
The mbd or minimal cerebral dysfunction (mcd), was an older term for what we now call adhd.
In between the 2 was just plain add. The newer diagnostic manual of the amer psych ass (dsm-v) will probably dump the adhd name in favor of a more physiologic term like mcd or sluggish cognitive tempo, or executive brain dysfunction.

In brief: Same
The mbd or minimal cerebral dysfunction (mcd), was an older term for what we now call adhd.
In between the 2 was just plain add. The newer diagnostic manual of the amer psych ass (dsm-v) will probably dump the adhd name in favor of a more physiologic term like mcd or sluggish cognitive tempo, or executive brain dysfunction.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Similar
You are describing an evolution of terminology for the same condition.
Minimal brain dysfunction is the oldest, and most outdated, term. Then add and adhd were separate diagnoses. Currently, all cases are diagnosed adhd, with "inattentive subtype" added to label what used to be called "add". The criteria are from 3 symptom clusters: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

In brief: Similar
You are describing an evolution of terminology for the same condition.
Minimal brain dysfunction is the oldest, and most outdated, term. Then add and adhd were separate diagnoses. Currently, all cases are diagnosed adhd, with "inattentive subtype" added to label what used to be called "add". The criteria are from 3 symptom clusters: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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