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What does it mean if your child has attention deficit disorder?

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Kids with this condition aren't hyperactive. They don't have the high energy level seen in others with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In fact, children with this form may seem shy or "in their own world."

From: ADD vs. ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD: "About ADHD."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

American Psychiatric Association: "About DSM-5."

CDC: "ADHD: Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Understood: "What's the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?"

CDC: "CDC's ADHD Checklist for Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 22, 2016

SOURCES:

CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD: "About ADHD."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

American Psychiatric Association: "About DSM-5."

CDC: "ADHD: Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Understood: "What's the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?"

CDC: "CDC's ADHD Checklist for Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 22, 2016

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