A Question About The Name For A.D.D?

A.D.H.D stands for “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” which is the name used for people with hyperactivity. I was recently told that it was the same disorder but I have a.d.d (inattentive type) and I’m not hyper actually I constantly low on energy and get tired easily. so can someone explain to me why people say


ADD or attention deficit disorder is just an outdated term. Being inattentive can still be cured and most of the times, no medicine is required. If the people around you are willing to cure you and you’re passionate to become more functional and to become better in all aspects of your being, then you can be treated and you’ll overcome your plight.

There are lots of topics online about attention deficit disorder. If you have attention deficit hyperactivity symptoms already or if you’re concerned that someone you love has it, it’s better to consult a professional right away. You can read these helpful write-ups from WebMD and Kids Health.


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add-adhdSo is A.D.D and A.D.H.D the same thing or not?
cause from what I understand a.d.d stands for “attention deficit disorder” which is the name that uses for people who have a.d.d without the hyperactivity.

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  • cmac April 14, 2009, 7:16 pm

    simply, ADHD is ADD with the added disadvantage of hyperactivity. the defining diagnosis of the disorder is attention deficit disorder (with or without) hyperactivity!!~!

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