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ADD

Noun

Attention Deficit Disorder, also known as ADD, describes ADD as a type of learning disorder that is characterized by an individual with an excessive amount of energy and the inability to maintain focus.

While many still use the term Attention Deficit Disorder / ADD, the medical definition as defined by American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 is Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. ADD or ADHD individuals struggle with details, are challenges to organize, and often struggle to control physical energy

It is similar to the other common learning disorder ADHD. Attention deficit disorder is most often diagnosed in young children and teens, but can affect adults as well. The primary signs of ADD are constant fidgeting and a difficulty in maintaining focus. It is important for a person to see a doctor if they believe that they are experiencing symptoms related to ADD. There are several medications that are commonly prescribed to help someone deal with ADD. With the right treatment approach, ADD is a very manageable condition that should not have much of an impact on a person’s quality of life or with their ability to focus.