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No but seriously. SERIOUSLY XD
No, it’s actually the same exact thing. It was called ADD and then it had it’s name changed to ADHD.
This is wrong. There IS a difference between the two. ADD is when someone can’t keep focus, there is a disconnect from what they know and what they can put down on paper, and other small signs.
ADHD is when someone has the same signs as someone with ADD but with the added extra energy because their brain really does want to focus but it can’t work out how to do that so there is all this extra energy and the person HAS to do something about it all. This could be bouncing their leg, excessive talking, needing to get up and move, anything really.
I have ADHD, my sister has ADD. I have run into people, good friends, who don’t even thing its a real disorder. So don’t you dare say that there are no differences.
No, I’m not wrong.
ADHD used to be known as ADD. Then in 1994, ADD was renamed as ADHD and then broken into three different subtypes with different patterns of behaviors. There is the inattentive type, the hyperactive-impulsive type, and the combined type, which combines behaviors of the other two.
The reason that it was changed is because ADD did not adequately describe the hyperactivity and impulsiveness subtype and it was thought it was best to add it because it was too complex a disorder to simply call ADD.