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Attention deficit disorder (ADD)

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Signs and Symptoms of ADD

All Signs & Symptoms of ADD

Here are the top symptoms or behaviors listed by parents of kids diagnosed with ADD:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
HyperactivityOften4 mentions
Short attention spanOften4 mentions
Difficulty focusing or concentratingOften3 mentions
Inattentiveness (or not listening to others)Often2 mentions
Low grades in schoolOften2 mentions
Angry behaviorSometimes1 mention
AnxietySometimes1 mention
Being irritableSometimes1 mention
CryingSometimes1 mention
Day dreamingSometimes1 mention

When do symptoms start?

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Change in symptoms of ADD*

What happens to common ADD symptoms over time?

SymptomWorseA Little WorseStayed About the SameA Little BetterBetterCompletely Resolved
Short attention span0%50%25%0%25%0%
Difficulty focusing or concentrating33.3%0%0%33.3%33.3%0%
Inattentiveness (or not listening to others)0%0%50%50%0%0%
Low grades in school0%50%0%50%0%0%
Angry behavior0%0%0%0%100%0%
Being irritable0%0%0%0%100%0%
Day dreaming0%0%100%0%0%0%

Conditions with similar symptoms to ADD

Parents also mention the behaviors, signs, and symptoms associated with ADD when they describe these conditions:

Discussion of ADD

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