Differences Of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a lifelong, persistent pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development across time and setting (ADDA, 1). It is also called Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). They are both considered the same, but have differences as well. Many things contribute to Attention Deficit Disorder such as: family medical history, injuries, and other previously known disorders. In the Middle Ages demonic possession was the main concern people had, but they also blamed immoral behaviors of the parent and grandparents of why the loved one suffered for this (Sheen, 12). Terms such as restlessness disorder, minimal brain dysfunction, and hyperkinetic impulse disorder …show more content…
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.

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