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Old 03-14-19, 09:20 PM
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My sister is telling me that they are now using the term ADD again in addition to ADHD. Is that correct? Last I knew, they decided to combine the two together so wasn't sure if they split them apart again.

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My sister is telling me that they are now using the term ADD again in addition to ADHD. Is that correct? Last I knew, they decided to combine the two together so wasn't sure if they split them apart again.
No, "ADD" is not a term used in the DSM-5 or ICD-10.

Both of those diagnosis/coding systems use "ADHD" to include syndromes with and without prominent hyperactivity symptoms.

Many people never stopped using the term "ADD" informally, though. (And then there's the whole "SCT" thing, which is another ball of wax.)

So I guess it depends who "they" are!
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My sister is telling me that they are now using the term ADD again in addition to ADHD. Is that correct? Last I knew, they decided to combine the two together so wasn't sure if they split them apart again.

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I don’t believe ADD is the correct term even if people are using it again. Unless, they’ve come out with DSM-6 and I’ve missed it. This is currently accurate as far as I know.
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This condition is sometimes called attention deficit disorder (ADD), but this is an outdated term. The term was once used to refer to someone who had trouble focusing but was not hyperactive. The American Psychiatric Association released the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) in May 2013. The DSM-5 changed the criteria to diagnose someone with ADHD.
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My sister is telling me that they are now using the term ADD again in addition to ADHD. Is that correct? Last I knew, they decided to combine the two together so wasn't sure if they split them apart again.

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I have ADD, but Iíve noticed it in my charts as ADHD-I (Inattentive) and ADHD-PI (Predominantly Inattentive).
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I have ADD, but Iíve noticed it in my charts as ADHD-I (Inattentive) and ADHD-PI (Predominantly Inattentive).
Terminology has changed according to the latest DSM.
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Re: add or adhd?

I look at ADD as sort of slang. It was what I called it before I knew about the H. I do not think people that say ADD are wrong though.
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ADD just sounds better to me. Use whatever you like!
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Re: add or adhd?

Someone once explained to me that they found the removal of the "H" from ADHD incorrect. Because someone with ADD may not be hyperactive externally, but extremely hyperactive inside their heads. Which, in my case, is correct.

But if I tell someone that I have ADHD-PI, they don't believe me because I'm such a quiet and seemingly calm person. So I still prefer to use the term ADD instead.
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