Minimal brain dysfunction & ADHD - add. What are criteria?

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.
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 Minimal brain dysfunction is the oldest, and most outdated, term.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.

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Minimal brain dysfunction mbd & ADHD & add distinctions?

Old term. Mbd is the old (pre 1980) term for adhd. Someone with adhd on the chadd website once joked, "mbd? Does that mean I have a minimal brain or a minimal dysfunction?" add is frequently used to mean adhd without hyperactivity (primarily inattentive type). Read more...
None. These are historical names given to the same neurobiological disorder over past 6 decades. They are currently now based on the dsm-iv tr. Diagnostic & statistical manual of amer psych asso. It gets revised periodically. The next edition dsm-v is due out soon. The adhd/add nomenclature will be dropped in favor of a more neurologically appropriate & descriptive name-but it's still being discussed. Read more...

Please help me? What is minimal brain dysfunction?

Old term . This was a term once used to describe kids with mild learning disabilities or add. The idea of a brain with "minimal impairment" was common in the 70's and 80's. It supposed that mild brain injury was the cause like it is for cerebral palsy. Today we understand the complex genetic and non-genetic factors involved and the term has lost its usefulness. Read more...

What is minimal brain dysfunction?

Ancient term. This was a term used in the 1960's to 80's to describe a constellation of minor nervous system abnormalities. It was often applied to ADD kids who also have disordered fine motor function, left right confusion, and other issues. Read more...

What exactly is minimal brain dysfunction defined as?

Old term. This was a term once used to describe kids with mild learning disabilities or add. The idea of a brain with "minimal impairment" was common in the 70's and 80's. It supposed that mild brain injury was the cause like it is for cerebral palsy. Today we understand the complex genetic and non-genetic factors involved and the term has lost its usefulness. Read more...