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The Difference Between ADD and ADHD

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ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects about 10% of school-age children. Boys are more prone to this disorder than girls.

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the general designation for all mental as well as neurobehavioral disorders which show symptoms of impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattention.

ADHD often co-occurs with other emotional, behavioral, language, and learning disorders.

Undiagnosed, untreated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can wreak havoc on your life, and it can also impact your loved ones. ADHD is a lifelong disorder for most folks. You may be a child, an adult, or a retired grandparent and still have ADHD. Like many disorders, the symptoms may be expressed differently in different people.

It can be a difficult condition to diagnose. Many symptoms of ADHD can be typical childhood behaviors, so it can be hard to know what’s ADHD-related and what’s not.

It is important to diagnose ADHD and take proper treatment, which can be behavior modification therapy as well as medication

Below is a great infographic describing the difference between ADD and ADHD, along with the 3 types of ADHD,  ADHD diagnosis, and suggestions for treatments.


Photo by Robbin Wong on Unsplash

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