ADD vs ADHD Symptoms

Symptoms of ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Difficulty solving problems
  • Extreme distractability
  • Procrastination
  • Forgetfulness; tendency to lose things frequently
  • Disorders of speech and hearing
  • Difficulty in organizing and or finishing tasks
  • Absentmindedness; inability to remember sequences or events
  • Sloppy and/or impulsively done schoolwork that contains obvious mistakes
  • Lack of concentration Continuous brain chatter
  • Emotional instability; daily or hourly mood swings
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Lack of goals
  • Failure in career or relationships – in adulthood

Symptoms of ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Problems adapting to new things
  • A tendency to disturb other children
  • Difficulty doing assignments or chores on one’s own
  • Temper tantrums Impatience, difficulty waiting
  • Low tolerance for stress and otherwise ordinary problems
  • A tendency to become frustrated easily
  • Inability to sit still for a ny length of time
  • Impulsive, unpredictable/daring behavior
  • Clumsiness or awkwardness
  • A tendency to talk too much
  • Destructiveness in classroom
  • A tendency to blurt out answers without having heard the entire question
  • Failure in school despite average or above average intelligence

The difference between ADD & ADHD

ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder is defined as inattentiveness.  ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be defined as hyperactivity.   Due to the fact that the hyperactivity of ADHD is more obvious, it is easier to diagnose than ADD.

If your child is diagnosed with either ADD or ADHD it is always a good idea to get a second opinion.