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ADD Versus ADHD

So what is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

ADD Stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. It’s an older term that people resort to because it’s easier to say. It’s a generic, though inaccurate, term that covers all the bases.

ADHD Stand for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It breaks down to 3 groups.

  • ADHD, Inattentive Type, which includes those children who mostly have symptoms of inattention, such as not being able to pay attention to details, getting easily distracted, being forgetful, etc.
  • ADHD, Hyperactive – Impulsive Type, which includes those children who mostly have symptoms of hyperactivity and/or impulsively, such as fidgeting a lot, having trouble staying in his seat, talking excessively, being on the go, interrupting others, having trouble waiting for his turn, etc.
  • ADHD, Combined Type, if the child has all of the major symptoms of ADHD, including symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsively

I think I fall into the third group; ADHD Combined type. There is a great link you can find here with a great quiz you can take to find out what you are, if anything. I can’t get the submit form button to work at the end of the little quiz, or check list as that call it. But I have enough “often” and “very often” spread all throughout that I’m able to use my wise mind and see what the results would be if they would give me results.

I’m going to bring all this info to my next meds appointment. I’m going to study up on it hard core so I know the terms and symptoms like the back of my hand. Better than I know the back of my hand. And I’m going to be prepared to present my case and walk away with the needed meds. Next Wednesday is the big day. I will be ready. I will succeed. Failure is not an option. Thank god my meds doctor is awesome and actually listens to me. I think I’ll write a speech to take with my filled with facts and symptoms that pertain to me. So I don’t get nervous and forget what I know. She’ll love that lol. Either way I do this, I’ll be confident and respectful but I’ll make my case known in a mature fashion and she’ll hear me and will listen. The only trick parts will be how to treat it. But I can deal with that unknown. Unless I go into the known treatment options. Knowing what I want to take for it.

Hey Tracy if you want to borrow my speech let me know. My notes will be public domain on my site.

This can wait till morning. I really do need to head to bed now. Be safe everyone,

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