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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Introduction

Many school age children and adults are affected with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which may interfere with their school/work performance and their family relationships. Although "ADHD" is still the official term, the term "ADD" is becoming more accepted as we recognize the many facets of this disorder. Currently, ADD is described in three subcategories in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association: Hyperactive Type, Inattentive Type, and Mixed Type (both hyperactive and inattentive).

CHARACTERISTICS OF ADD INCLUDE:

Inattentive Components

Hyperactivity Components

In Addition:

If you have questions about any of these or other symptoms of ADD, this expert service can offer suggestions that may help, including:

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Last Reviewed: Jul 21, 2006

Susan Louisa Montauk, MD
Formerly Professor of Family Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Marcia   Hern, RN, EdD Marcia Hern, RN, EdD
Formerly:
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati