What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD?

image The difference between ADD and ADHD? Technically, nothing. They’re the same thing.

Right now, the diagnostic name is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It used to be called Attention Deficit Disorder, with a distinction of ‘with or without hyperactivity.’ This was changed when the third edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) was released in 1987.

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What to ask before booking a Psychoeducational Assessment

If you’re looking into a psychoeducational assessment for yourself or your child, there are certain things to consider before taking the plunge.

First of all, what is a psychoeducational assessment? One definition (among many available online) states that it is an “estimate [of] an individual’s abilities and educational achievement levels.” In an nutshell, this means that it is a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in several domains – including cognitive ability, academic achievement, information processing, and more.

What else should you know before booking a psychoeducational assessment? Below are 5 questions to ask before committing to anything:

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Testing for ADHD: Is it Anxiety or ADHD?

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When testing for ADHD, it’s important to consider the role of anxiety in an individual’s life. Along with symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety are extremely common when focusing difficulties are in the picture.

What can vary, however, is the source of the anxiety. Is it ADHD that’s causing secondary symptoms of anxiety? Is it anxiety that’s causing focusing difficulties? Is it a fun combination of both?

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