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Attention Deficit Disorder

According to medical records, there are many teens and children affected by Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADD) and many continue to deal with it as adults. This learning disorder is often characterized by unusually high energy, as well as trouble with organization and details (among other things).

Those with early signs of ADD, such as lack of focus or the need to constantly move, should see a doctor who can recommend the right treatment. With medication, therapy, or other forms of treatment, ADD symptoms can be managed so that they do not affect an individual’s daily life.

Note:While the term ADD is still used by many, the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 now refers to this behavior as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD). There are three subtypes of ADHD: combined, inattentive, and hyperactive/impulsive (which is further defined as mild, moderate, or severe