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What does ADD stand for?

ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder

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Called Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood (Touchstone Publishers, 1995), it changed Ms.
RELATED ARTICLE: Typical characteristics of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder * fidgets, squirms, is restless * has difficulty remaining seated when required * is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli * has difficulty awaiting his/her turn * difficulty following instructions * difficulty sustaining attention in task or play * often shifts from one unfinished activity to another * has difficulty playing quietly * often talks excessively * often interrupts/intrudes on others * often does not seem to listen * often loses things necessary for tasks or activities * often engages in physically dangerous activities without considering possible consequences.