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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.
Soon, however, it's learned that Morgan suffers from attention deficit disorder and hates his medicine, that he saves wrappers from candy bars his girlfriend bought him and that he has an affinity for teaching gymnastics to disabled kids.
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.