ADD or ADHD? Diet or Drug? Drug Side Effects

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a disorder in which one is not able to fix their attention on what one should have their attention fixed to, with or without hyperactivity. ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the same thing, but with a new name. ADHD came into view in 1994 and is the label currently used today though some doctors still use ADD denoting hyperactivity is not present in a particular diagnosis. You see, one day The American Psychiatric Association realized they were basically the same thing and got together and decided to give it one name. Unfortunately, some people had already been diagnosed with one or the other. This caused confusion, to say the least. In reality this happens all of the time. The psychiatric industry tends to make up things as they go along. This is not unusual. Read the rest of this entry »