What Is The Difference Between ADD And ADHD?

ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder while ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD includes the symptom of physical hyperactivity or excessive restlessness–that’s the “H”. In ADD (or what is called in the diagnostic manual, ADHD, inattentive subtype), the symptom of hyperactivity is absent. Indeed, people with ADD can be calm and serene, not in the least hyperactive or disruptive. This syndrome is often found in girls and women, but it also occurs in boys and men. It is often missed, because the absence of hyperactivity leads others to assume the child or adult is simply shy, quiet or slow. In fact, they are dynamos in the making! Read More…

Here’s a Video ADD/ADHD | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

What Are The Treatments Available For ADHD?

These drugs work by increasing the amounts of the brain chemicals called dopamine and norepinephrine. The effect improves your child’s concentration and helps them focus better. Common CNS stimulants used to treat ADHD include: amphetamine-based stimulants (Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat) Read Here…

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  • Cheers to all ! February 13, 2009, 7:13 am

    ADD a person may have problems doing one thing at a time, also concentration seems to be out of the question while trying to do tasks.
    ADHD is when a person has hyperactivity as well as trying to concentrate on what he or she is doing. He or she might have many things to do and finding it extremely hard just to finish the one thing they were trying to do in the first place.