ADHD vs. ADD

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[MUSIC] hi, I'm Dr. Altman. Lots of parents ask me about Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADHD. Many want to know the difference between ADHD and ADD. Here's the difference, ADHD refers to a cluster of behavioral symptoms, from mild lack of focus, to extreme restlessness. ADHD symptoms includes three types of behavior.

Hyper activity, inattention or lack of focus, an impulsivity or lack of self control. A child with ADHD can have any combination or any degree of these behaviors. ADD is a type of ADHD that, includes little or no hyperactivity. Girls with ADHD tend to be less disruptive than boys and some experts think that's why fewer girls are diagnosed with ADHD.

Girls with ADHD may daydream and have trouble focusing, while boys are more likely to be hyperactive and act impulsively. To be diagnosed with ADHD, a child must have consistent behavioral or attention problems, that differs significantly from the behavior of his or her peers. ADHD treatment often includes a combo of medication and psycho therapy, both can help kids make friends, control their impulses and succeed in school.

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