What Is Attention Deficit Disorder?
Attention deficit disorder is actually a condition where the person may have
some difficulty focusing his or her attention. This is not done voluntarily and
the person with this condition can not help it. There is a difference between
attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many
people used to think that both are the same disorder but recent studies have
shown that there are large differences between individual who suffer from
attention deficit disorder and the latter disorder. Basically, both disorders
have the inattention but the hyperactivity is missing from the attention deficit
ADD tend to be a bit careless when it
comes to school work or work details. Other than this, the individual will also
manifest signs of being bored or distracted when he or she should be focusing
his attention on what is at hand. People with this disorder also have some
difficulty organizing his or her things as well as may have some difficulty
keeping track of his or her things. The person with attention deficit disorder
is also prone to losing things and losing track of daily activities or what is
supposed to be in his or her schedule. Following instructions may also be a bit
of a hurdle for those with attention deficit disorder since their attention may
be elsewhere when the instructions are given out or the individual may not have
been listening at all when the instructions were given.
The symptoms of attention deficit disorder may seem quite normal for some
children or may occur to people at some point in their lives. This actually
makes the disorder a bit difficult to diagnose or be brought to the attention of
specialists. Not all of the characteristics or symptoms may manifest in some
people and in others more symptoms may occur. Although, this disorder is
commonly labeled as a childhood disorder, there are also some adults who suffer
from this. Attention deficit disorder may be low key in some people and easily
recognizable in others. There are adults who have come to manage and control
this disorder on their own, especially when the degree of their disorder is easy
Children with attention deficit disorder may be easier to spot or recognize and
parents can take steps to manage and control this disorder. Some may even be
diagnosed wrongly just by manifesting some of the symptoms and characteristics
of attention deficit disorder. Some of the symptoms may be caused by lack of
sleep or stress.
ADD & ADHD Resources - ADD/ADHD symptoms often overlap and/or mimic many
symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorders.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder treatment may be a combination of psychological
therapies, medication and lifestyle changes
ADD Symptoms - Attention deficit disorder symptoms are different in boys
and girls, and girls tend to be inattentive, whereas boys tend to be hyperactive
ADD Test - ADD test for children are very comprehensive in most cases
ADD Treatment - The most common type of attention deficit disorder
treatment is in the form of medication
ADD Medication - Attention deficit disorder could give children the
tools to really see past their immediate emotions and feelings so that they can
make friends and succeed in life
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