For years, I’ve been using “ADD ADHD” because I thought it would address more readers and possibly produce more hits. Under the new DSM V system, it’s now called Attention – Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. You then specify Combined presentation, Predominantly inattentive presentation, or Predominantly hyperactive/Impulsive presentation.
Of course, to properly make a diagnosis, you still need to meet rigorous criteria. It takes a good evaluation, not just saying, “This kid is hyper.”
I always thought of myself as “ADD,” but actually I do have the hyperactive components – restlessness, tapping, fidgeting, and driving my wife up the wall.
I’m now mostly changing to just using ADHD, which would fit the new nomenclature, and also takes a little less typing. I will still call this ADD Tip O the Day.
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Diagnosis also put diagnosis into the search box on the post. There are many posts on it.