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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014