Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Whats the difference in ADD and ADHD

A friend was trying to explain it, because he says he is ADHD and I dont think he is... and it sounded wrong, so I asked him if he even knew what the acronyms stood for and he said "I dont know what a acronym is" so I thought I'd ask you ladies who have experience and half a brain :-)

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Sep. 30, 2009 in Health

Answers (8)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:56 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

    Answer by WindyTheWidow at 3:56 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • I know what the acronyms stand for, what's the difference....

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Someone with ADHD vs. someone with ADD - the person with ADHD is hyperactive usually - they can't sit still, for the most part.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Sorry I guess the OP wasnt clear I want to know the difference in the two disorders and I dont trust his definition because he didnt know what the acronyms were even for, I know the acronyms I WANT to know the difference.. hope that's more clear! Thanks and sorry for the confusion! <--- OP

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD is Attention-Hyperactive Deficit Disorder. ADD is usually just attention and focus problems. ADHD has a hyperactive trait.

    My daughter and I are both ADHD.

    Answer by JamiDesigns at 4:03 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • ok thanks! He had them backwards, lol <----- OP

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • ADD versus ADHD What's the difference?

    Two Types: ADD without Hyperactivity and ADHD display different symptoms, have different effects and require different treatment. ... -

    Answer by vbruno at 6:18 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN