ADD: What To Know
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is also referred by many as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is the most common neurobehavioral disorder in children. ADD affects up to 10% of the US population and some resources say more than 5 million children in the U.S alone have been diagnosed with ADD. Many people do not realize it is also one of the major neurobehavioral problems in adults. It is currently believed that there are 7 different forms of ADD.
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What’s the difference between ADHD and ADD? Simple. ADD is considered by some to be an outdated terminology used for ADHD today although some would say there is a difference between them in that ADHD has the hyperactivity component while the other does not. Both ADD and ADHD involve a difficulty concentrating and remaining focused on the tasks at hand. While many people still refer to the symptoms they struggle with as ADD, in 1994, the American Psychiatric Association released that edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders where they renamed ADD to ADHD.
ADD Symptoms include:
- Difficulty focusing
- Impulsivity in some forms
- Hyperactivity in some forms
- Easily distracted in some forms
- Trouble shifting attention
- Often poor sense of self
Other facts about ADD
• 50% of adults with attention deficit disorder symptoms have a substance abuse disorder
• More than 50% have a nicotine dependence
• The children in the US consume 3x the stimulants consumed by the rest of the world’s children combined.
• Many of those with ADHD get in trouble with the law.
• We have helped many people manage their problems associated with this disorder.
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