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ADHD has been named differently over time. In the early 1970s, it was known as hyperkinesis (from the Latin word for "superactive"). In the 1980s, it was called Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD. The term ADD (without the symptom of hyperactivity in the title) was used because hyperactivity is often, but not always, found with the disorder. Children who have the disorder without hyperactivity still struggle with impulsivity and inattention, but have more normal activity levels. However, since most people with ADHD have the symptom of hyperactivity, in 1987 the official name changed to and remains ADHD. There are varying types of ADHD. Children with ADD/ADHD can have difficulties at home, at school, and in relationships with friends and other children their age. ADD/ADHD has also been shown to have long-term adverse effects on school performance, career or job success, and social-emotional development. Because children with ADD/ADHD are not able to sit still and pay attention in school, they may have disciplinary problems, and they can be viewed as troublemakers by teachers and other students. They experience peer rejection and show a broad range of disruptive behaviors. Their academic and social problems can have far-reaching and long-term effects. These children have higher injury rates. As they grow older, children with untreated ADD/ADHD, in combination with conduct disorders, are at risk for drug abuse, antisocial behavior, and injuries of all sorts. Up to 70% of children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD will continue to have symptoms into adulthood. [The ADD information above is based on source material from the National Institute on Mental Health entitled "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Questions and Answers," published in March 2000.]

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Q: What is ADD and how is it different from ADHD?
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Can you have both ADD and ADHD?

No ADD and ADHD are different in most ways. ADD stands for Attention Ddeficit Disorder and ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. People with ADD are calmer or quieter then people with ADHD. The brainwaves are different too. ADD peoples brainwaves are slow and go from high to low points but ADHD peoples brainwaves are fast and low points making them hyperactive.

Is add and ADHD the same thing?

ADHD is ADD but with Hyper added.

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How many types of 'ADD' 'OCD' and 'ADHD' is there?

ADD is an attention disorder, ADHD is like ADD, but often more activity. OCD is an anxiety disorder where people struggle with obsessions, and act on them through compulsions. Now days ADD and ADHD are interchangeable. I have ADD and OCD.

Is there a difference between add and ADHD?

ADHD is associated with hyperactivity. ADD is only associated with attention deficit.

What percentage of people have ADD?

five percent of teens are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD five percent of teens are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD

Is ADD connected with Autism?

Yes, ADD/ADHD is connected to Autism.ADD/ADHD is comorbid with Autism, it's also regarded as a 'cousin' of Autism as symptoms can be very similar and are often Autistic people are misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Many consider ADD/ADHD to be on the Autism spectrum, closer to the Neurotypical end.

Who should take Vyvanse?

people with ADHD or ADD.... not retards who think they have add or adhd just because they are lazy. ADD IS REAL. but too many people think they have it when they do not. LONG LIVE THE KING WITH ADHD

Who are some famous people with learning disabilities?

Jay Leno - dyslexia Whoopi Goldberg - dyslexia and ADD Donald Trump - OCD Tom Cruise - dyslexia Magic Johnson - ADD Jessica Alba - OCD and ADHD Eva Longoria - ADHD Keira Knightley - dyslexia and ADHD Howie Mandel - ADD Jim Carrey - ADHD Alyssa Milano - dyslexia and ADHD Michelle Rodriguez - ADD Orlando Bloom - dyslexia Justin Timberlake - OCD and ADD Avril Lavigne - ADHD Kurt Cobain - ADHD

Can a person be diagnosed with add and ADHD?

The person can only be diagnosed with ADHD when he/she is born.

What is worse add ADHD or OCD?

"Worse" is a subjective measure, and there is no answer for this. ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder can be a difficult condition to live with. Adding Hyperactivity Disorder to it only makes it worse. Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder is a completely different matter and bears no comparison to ADD or ADHD.

Can you have ADD and ADHD?

ADD was a previous name used by the previous version of the DSM ie DSM III, with time ADD was renamed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in DSM-IV (ADHD) to be more descriptive of the illness, now it has classifiers, and can have variants of ADHD. And to answer your question, Yes you can have ADD and ADHD depending on which name you prefer, but they are essentially the same ( but for the psychiatric nuances), and the name ADD does not exist anymore and has been relaced by ADHD.

What is different about ADD and ADHD medications?

ADD and ADHD are the same disorder. ADD (attention-deficit disorder) is a depreciated term previously referring to ADHD without the hyperactive component. It is now known as ADHD predominately inattentive. The same medications are used to treat ADD and ADHD.

Does Paras Hilton Have ADD?


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What is addreall for?

adderal is for add or adhd

Did Michael Jackson have ADD or ADHD?


What is the diffrence between ADD and ADHD?

ADHD is a common condition that effects children and adolescents, while ADD is more common in adults.

What are other names for ADHD?

ADHD is also known as Add;attention deficit disorder.

How do you know if you have ADD or ADHD?

If you have ADHD you're hyperactive, if you have ADD you're not. You still have problems paying attention, but unlike people with ADHD, you don't have the urge to move all the time and/or act on impulse.

Where are online resources about the relationship between ADHD and diet?

Yes, there are several online medical reference resources, as well as ADHD support group websites that you can use to find helpful information about the links between ADHD and diet. Here are a few:

Does the adhad diet really work?

There are many different reviews about the ADHAD diet. For more information on this subject, please see the following website: -

Are more girls than boys diagnosed with ADHD?

No, Boys Are The Ones That Are Diagnosed With ADHD/ADD.

What should you do if you have adhd and add and can't study?

If one has trouble studying, has ADHD and ADD, and can't study, they may need to take medication to help them.

What causes add?

Don't listen to the last answerer, ADD/ADHD is caused by a lack of the focusing hormone. Medicines correct this deficiency thus treating the ADD/ADHD. hope this helped!