Attention Deficient Disorder
Were you looking for information on ADHD? Attention deficient disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
ADD (attention deficit disorder) is a condition that typically develops in childhood. It is characterized by not being able to stay focused on a task or sit still for long periods. Children with the condition often act without thinking and have a difficult time finishing a project or activity. In 1994, the name of this disorder was changed to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Today, both names are used interchangeably.
(Click ADHD to read more about the possible causes and symptoms of this condition, as well as some of the treatment options.)