Does ADHD also have to do with not being able to stand still?
I have unfortunately have ADHD inattentive. I dont have a major case of it but due to it, i couldnt pay attention in school well, and had to do everything with absolutly no distractions at all. I go somewhere to do something, get distracted and forget what i was doing in the first place. Even when im praying i get distracted and start thinking about other things. I found this list of symptoms from vyvanseteens.com, that says For the inattentive type of ADHA, at least 6 of the following symptoms must have continued to occur for at least 6 months: Careless mistakes/lack of attention to details,Lack of sustained attention, Poor listener, Failure to follow through on tasks, Poor organization, Avoiding tasks requiring sustained mental effort, Losing things, Easily distracted, and Forgetful in daily activities. For the hyperactive/impulsive type, at least 6 of the following symptoms must have continued to occur for at least 6 months: Fidgeting/squirming, Leaving seat, Excessive running/climbing, Difficulty with quiet activities, "On the go", Excessive talking, Blurting out answers, Can't wait turn, and Intrusive. Not being able to stand still may be an aspect of ADHD hyperactive but you would want to try to examine yourself for the next six months and you may find that you have ADHD in some form. If you do, i would suggest getting diagnosed for it and getting prescription medication to help you calm down/be more attentive.
That used to be but now all types of it are professionally referred to as ADHD. The non-hyperactive variety is called ADHD-PI with the PI indicating the Predominantly inattentive. The other types listed in the DSM-IV are Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive and a combined type that has the elements of both types. Most people diagnosed with ADHD have the combined type. Some doctors subdivide the types differently but the official DSM-IV criteria defines these 3 types.
Filletofspam is correct, ADD is no longer used. It is either ADHD inattentive, hyperactive, or combined. To put it in lay man's terms, the ADHD inattentive is people who one would consider 'dreamers', they get distracted easily, they can spend hours in their heads, etc. The hyperactive type is people who are basically bouncing off the walls. And the combination is a mix. Most kids are diagnosed with combination, but I had a client who was the inattentive kind.
ADD is known as Attention Dificit Disorder and ADHD is known as Attention Dificit Hyperactivity Disorder. The difference between the two is that ADD is characterised by innatention and ADHD is characterised by inatention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. But talking about ADD is incorect. The right names for the disorders is ADHD-PI (Predominantly Inatentive), ADHD-HI (Hyperactive-Impulsive) and ADHD-C (Combined type).
"Hyperactivity". They are similar except for that one little word ... ADD's have trouble focusing, but ADHD's have trouble focusing and have problems with an excess of energy.