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What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?


Asked by horsesteelers at 4:10 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • The "H". Hyperactivity. ADD a child has attention problems but is not hyper. ADHD there is attention problems PLUS hyperactivity

    Answer by karamille at 4:12 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • ADD is attention deficiet disorder. ADHD is attention defieict hyperecivty disorder. ADHD is usually seen inchildrenbunder 12?

    Answer by rebock at 4:15 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • One has added hyperactivity, rather than just the attention issue.

    Answer by KTMOM at 5:38 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • yep all the above

    Answer by bucky77 at 8:05 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • They are all under ADHD now. The diagnosis is eith ADHD-non hyperactive, ADHD-borderline or ADHD. But ADD is what is considered an attention disorder without hyperactivity.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:28 AM on Nov. 15, 2010