Conditions and Diseases

What is ADD?

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2011-09-06 08:44:58

ADD is a depreciated term for attention-deficit disorder. It is

sometimes used to refer to the inattentive subtype of ADHD

(attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder).

Attention Deficit disorder, currently known as Attention Deficit

Hyperactivity Disorder Predominantly Inattentive, or ADHD-PI, is

one of the three subtypes of ADHD.


Children: Failing to pay close attention to details or making

careless mistakes when doing school-work or other activities,

Trouble keeping attention focused during play or tasks, Appearing

not to listen when spoken to (often being accused of

"daydreaming"), Failing to follow instructions or finish tasks,


Adults: Often making careless mistakes when having to work on

uninteresting or difficult projects, Often having difficulty

keeping attention during work, or holding down a job for a

significant amount of time, Often having difficulty concentrating

on conversations, Having trouble finishing projects that have

already been started, etc.

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