Best Answer

Many kids who are just naturally hyper-active have been mis-diagnosed with ADD. The reason is, hyperactive kids show the same symptoms as ADD. Except with kids who are just hyper seem to NOT control themselves during class. They'll jump around and all that but usually it's a case of not being disciplined enough. They talk out of line, and they get enough detentions and time-outs, they're going to learn "I better hold in my energy until recess". However with a child who truly does have ADD, you could give them a thousand detentions and beat them black and blue every time they lost focus on what they were doing, and they still WOULDN'T be able to stop.

It's very hard to determine whether a kid has ADD or if they're just eccentric and spontaneous, that's why a lot of people agree to wait until their teenage years because then you can see a lot more clearly, instead of drugging up your six year old kid.

Not to mention some kids just naturally have shorter attention spans. It's just so hard to tell a problem apart from a trait.

Unfortunately, so many doctors these days will tell parents that their kids have ADD even if they don't, just because that doctor gets more money every time they get to prescribe more pills. It's a shame.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-17 17:48:38
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: Is there a difference between having ADD and just being eccentric or spontaneous?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

What is spontaneous breathing?

Spontaneous breathing means that the person is breathing without having to think about it.

What is the difference between renting a property and having a mortgage?

The difference between renting a property and having a mortgage is that when you have a mortgage you are buying the property.

What rhymes with eccentric?

Concentric, which is an adjective meaning, "having a common center".electric

What is the difference between having a diploma and a degree?

the diplomat refers to

What the difference between money and education?

With having Education you can earn money. But having money you can not buy Education.

What is the difference between aim and purpose?

The purpose of having an aim is to achieve it

How can you tell the difference between having an ovarian cyst or having ovarian cancer without going to the doctor first?


What is the difference between gallstone and cholelithiasis?

Cholelithiasis is the condition of having gallstones. An analogy: acne is the condition of having pimples.

What does it mean in the bible to be complete?

I the context of salvation it can mean the difference between having a relationship with Christ and not having one.

What is the Difference between having AIDS and HIV?

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

What is the difference between dysgraphia and dyslexia?

Dysgraphia is focused around having trouble writing. Where as Dyslexia is having trouble reading.

What is the difference between calm and excited?

Uhm, calm is not having a rapid heatbeat and being excited is having a rapid heartbeat.

What is the difference between dating and having a relationship?

The difference between dating and having a relationship is a relationship is considered serious and dating isn't. A relationship means that you're a couple and dating means you're just seeing each other.

Difference between artificial and natural radioactivity?

artificial radioactivity is carried in synthetically produced radioactive elements used in nuclear reactors and accelerators whereas natural radioactivity is a spontaneous process of disintegration of nucleolus of an atom. This process occurs in elements having atomic number greater than 83

What is the difference between compassion and mercy?

Compassion is having an understanding, mercy is unconditional love.

What is the difference between having charges against you dropped and having charges against you dismissed?

There isn't a major difference between the two. The court, court financial and record responsibilities vary for dismissed. Whereas, in some states it is as if it never happen.

What is the difference between someone and making love to them?

there is no difference they both mean having sex and inserting his penis in her vagina there is no difference they're just different words!!

What is the difference between monkeys and chimpanzees?

A chimpanzee is an ape. All apes differ from monkeys in having no tail, and having rounded nostrils.

What is the difference between liking someone and having interest on someone?

Liking someone is when you are attracted to a person. Having interest is in the work they perform.

What is the difference between avascular and vascular?

The difference between avascular and vascular is that avascular is defined as having few or no blood vessels. Vascular is defined as relating to the blood vessels of the body.

What is the difference between the human and bee eye?

humans have only 1 lenses in one eye but bees will be having many lenses that is the difference between our eyes and bees eyes.

What is the difference between hydration and dehydration?

Hydration is having water, dehydration is having less water than the minum something needs to work.

What is the difference between limited resources and unlimited wants?

limited is having little sex. unlimited is having sex every single day.

What is the difference between play and recreation?

Play could be foul, and recreation means having fun.

What is the difference between two atoms of carbon having the same number of neutrons?

The number of protons.