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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 :-)

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Anonymous

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

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

    riotgrrl

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

  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
    WindyTheWidow

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

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

    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.
    Anonymous

    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
    Anonymous

    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.
    JamiDesigns

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

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

    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. ...
    www.ldpride.net/addsub-types.htm -
    vbruno

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

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