Differences Of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
2). Hyperactive criteria includes: fidgeting/squirming, leaves seat when needs to be seated, runs/climbs when it isn’t appropriate, has difficulty playing/engaging quickly, always “on the go,” and talks excessively. Impulsivity criteria includes: blurts out before question is finished, has difficulty waiting one’s turn, and interrupts (2). With many of these symptoms a person with Attention Deficit Disorder suffers two to four times the rate of accidental injuries (ADD, 66). Many people with ADD can also experience: hyper focus, struggle with time management, awful shopping habits, emotional problems, easily frustrated, poor self-image, lack of motivation, restlessness/anxiety, health problems, have relationship problems, work/financial problems, and can worsen other symptoms (Health 1,2,3; H.G. 5,6). Also to be diagnosed a patient must have a physical exam, but during the exam they don’t need to have an EEG (measures brain electrical activity) or an MRI (x-rays brain) (O.P.