ADD/ADHD Patient Information
Is it ADD or ADHD?
ADD is actually one of three subtypes of ADHD, or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. While the term 'ADD' is still used by many to describe an attention-deficit disorder, in 1994 doctors switched to a more formal and specific name: ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type. The two other subtypes are ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type; and ADHD, Combined Type, where both hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive symptoms are present.
How do I know if I have ADD/ADHD?
Symptoms of ADD/ADHD are varied and can be mistaken for bad behavior. For example, common symptoms include leaving tasks incomplete, even with the intent to complete them, or beginning meaningless tasks in favor of important ones, and can also include irritability in social settings, etc.. And, depending on the Type of ADHD, hyperactivity or bashful/shy behavior may also be present. While it may appear to some that a person hasn't paid attention to instructions given and chose to do something else, the reality may be that the person listens very intently. Because a lot of the behaviors described here can appear 'normal' in a busy day for most, a quick behavior assessment is a great place to start. An ADD/ADHD Assessment can aid in determining whether you're affected by this condition. You can take the assessment here by going to the Forms Page and clicking on the ADD/ADHD Assessment.
With proper assessment and medication, many people have successfully controlled their ADD/ADHD symptoms.
If you have been previously diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and have medical documentation of your diagnosis, we can begin treating you. If you do not have this documentation, but think you might suffer from this condition, you can take the ADD/ADHD Assessment by clicking the link directly below. If you score an ADD/ADHD diagnosis, we can begin treating you here. After you've taken the assessment, please head to the Assessment page on our site for further instructions.
The compelling video below shows the serious social repercussions of a person suffering from Adult ADD.
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