Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) both affect a person’s capacity to stay focused on things like everyday activities, schoolwork, and social interactions. To be precise, ADD is a subtype of ADHD. However, while the term ADD is still used by many teachers and parents, mental health professionals have been calling it by its formal name, ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type, since 1994. The other subtypes of ADHD are ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type and ADHD, Combined Type.
The most common symptoms of ADD / ADHD include:
- Difficulty Completing Tasks
- Excessive Distractibility
- Short Attention Span
- Excessive Forgetfulness
- Difficulty Organizing Tasks and Activities
ADD / ADHD primarily manifests during childhood; however, it can affect both children and adults. For additional information, talk to us by calling 612-501-0484.