Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder; ADD no longer exists. To become diagnosed, one must display 6 of the 9 symptoms displayed in either inattention or hyperactivity.
Common with ADHD, have the ability to get deeply focused and tune everything out. Can occur with extremely unproductive activities such as video games.
A. Fails to pay attention to DETAILS or making careless mistakes when doing schoolwork. Missing key words like NOT in test questions, or missing signs in math problems. B. Trouble keeping focused during play or tasks. C. Does not seem to listen when spoken directly to. D. Difficulty organizing tasks or activities E. Avoid tasks requiring high amount of mental effort and organization F. Frequently looses items needed to complete tasks G. Excessive Distractability H. Forgetfullness
A. Fidgets with hands or feet or squirming in seat B. Leaves seat often, even when inappropriate C. Runs or Climbs at inappropriate times D. Difficulty in quiet lay E. Often "on the go" or "driven by a motor" F. Talks excessively G. Blurts out answers before the are asked. H. Has difficulty awaiting turn I. Interrupts or Intrudes on others
Diagnosis of ADHD
1. Must have 6 or more of the symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity. 2. Onset by age 7 3. Has to be functionally impairing to everyday life
Prevalence of ADHD
8% in school age population, 4% in adult population 2:1 (male:female)