ADD & ADHD

ADD & ADHD

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental or neurobehavioral disorder characterized inattention, or hyperactivity, and impulsiveness, or a combination of the two. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), symptoms emerge before seven years of age.

About ADD & ADHD

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental or neurobehavioral disorder characterized by either significant difficulties of inattention or hyperactivity and impulsiveness or a combination of the two. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), symptoms emerge before seven years of age. There are three subtypes of the disorder which consist of it being predominantly inattentive (ADHD-PI or ADHD-I), predominately hyperactive-impulsive (ADHD-HI or ADHD-H), or the two combined (ADHD-C). Oftentimes people refer to ADHD-PI as 'Attention deficit disorder' (ADD), however, the term was revised in the 1994 version of the DSM.