Hmmm. ADD vs ADHD. Why do we hear people use both — often interchangeably? ADD – which as you know, stands for attention deficit disorder – has long been the term associated with this condition that affects millions all around the world. But ADHD – which stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – is now the official “umbrella” term for the medical condition, according to the DSM V, the psychiatric community’s definitive guide to all psychiatric conditions.
In the Crusher™ Videos and Audio Companions, the term ADD is used more than ADHD, simply because…well…it’s one less syllable!
Bottom Line: Unless you’re a professional in the field of researching or treating attention deficit disorder, or you want to specifically call out the hyperactive component of the condition, you’re probably ok using the terms interchangeably. But it’s good to know the meaning of each. See ADD and ADHD Symptoms for more detail on the differences.
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