ADD and ADHD
What Does ADHD Stand For?
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. The only distinction being hyperactivity. Both can be referred to as ADHD or ADD.
How is adult ADHD or ADD distinct?
Adult ADHD is the same as the childhood condition in that problems of inattention are the most apparent core symptoms that are impairing. Unlike children, the symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity tend to soften, often being converted into nervous tension, anxiety or depression. Adult ADHD often shows up as things like:
- Multiple at fault car accidents
- Multiple divorces
The Adult ADHD Self Report Scale from the World Health Organization available by clicking on the button below. It will help you and your healthcare professional to begin the process of a diagnosis. This scale and other useful information for you and your doctor can be found in our Tools section.