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ADD vs ADHD – What's The Difference?

ADHD and ADD are both disorders that affect the brain, but they're not the same thing...

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It's a long-term condition that makes it hard for people to focus, control their behaviour, and pay attention to details. People with ADHD find it hard to stay on task, follow through on obligations, or finish projects. These symptoms can be mild or severe and often lead to problems at school or work.

ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood. It's three times more common in boys than girls. Most people who have ADHD also have other disorders like depression or anxiety.

ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. It's a condition that makes it hard for people to stay focused on one task and do things like sit still or pay attention to details. People with ADD may also have trouble with sleep or eating habits; they may appear restless or hyperactive during the day but then have trouble sleeping at night.

People with ADD can function well in some situations, like when they're doing something interesting or enjoyable—but not when the task requires them to follow directions closely or concentrate for long periods of time without distractions around them (like when they're taking tests).


The downsides of having ADHD or ADD...

We've all heard that ADHD and ADD are "gifts" that can help us achieve great things. But, let's be real: there are also some downsides to having these conditions. Here are a few:

-Having ADHD or ADD means you have a hard time paying attention in class, which means you won't do as well on tests and might get kicked out of school!

-People with ADHD or ADD sometimes feel like they're not good enough, because they don't want to do the same things their peers do, even if those things aren't very exciting anyway!

-Because people with ADHD or ADD often have trouble focusing on one thing at a time (especially if it's boring!), they often miss important details about what's going on around them. This means that they might end up getting hurt because they didn't know where they were going when crossing the street; it also means that other people might take advantage of them because they didn't see what was happening right in front of them!


We’ve now learnt some of the downsides of having ADHD or ADD, let’s look at the positive side, the "gifts".....

-ADHD and ADD are two sides of the same coin.

-ADHD is a learning disability that allows people to see patterns better than most. It makes them more creative, more flexible, and more willing to take risks.

-People with ADHD tend to be better at things like sales, social media marketing, improvising and coming up with ideas on the spot. They're also great at managing time and multitasking because they can focus on several things at once.

-People with ADD have a lot of energy and like to move around a lot—they're always fidgeting or pacing around. They're good at thinking outside the box, so they make great inventors and entrepreneurs because they're always looking for new ways to do things. People with add are also good at problem solving because they think about problems from many different angles and try many different solutions until they find one that works best for everyone involved in the situation (rather than just themselves).


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