Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are both conditions that affect the way individuals are able to focus and concentrate. The primary difference between ADHD and ADD is that ADHD includes hyperactivity, while ADD does not. ADHD is typically diagnosed in children, although it can continue through adulthood. ADD is typically diagnosed in adults, although it can start in childhood.
People with ADHD often have difficulty focusing and paying attention, and may be easily distracted. They may be more impulsive and have difficulty sitting still or controlling their emotions. People with ADD may have difficulty focusing or paying attention, but they are not as hyperactive or impulsive as people with ADHD. They may also have difficulty organizing tasks or completing tasks on time.
Both conditions can affect a person’s ability to maintain relationships, work, or study, and may require treatment. Treatment may include medications, therapy, or lifestyle changes.