The difference between ADD and ADHD


ADD

          ADHD
  • Late response
  • Many thoughts/ blocking thoughts
  • Daydreaming/absent
  • Low risk criminal behavior
  • Is often silent/ observers
  • Internalizes emotions 
  • Persevere/risk burnout
  • Eye and attention to detail 
  • Replaces uncertainty by analyzing 
  • Operates in the background
  • Is more common in women
  • Strong empathy
  • Suffers along with others
  • Looking the cat out of the tree
  • Difficult to say "no"
  • Sets high standards for friendship
  • Medication less effective
 
  • Impulsive in response
  • Does things fast without thinking
  • Restless/ hyperactive
  • Higher risk criminal behavior
  • Can not sit still
  • Externalizes emotions
  • Gives up quickly
  • Less attention to detail
  • Masks uncertainty with humor
  • Operates in the foreground
  • Is more common in men
  • Does have empathy but Less than ADD 
  • Seeking distraction from others
  • acts directly
  • Easy to say "no"
  • Less demanding with friendship
  • Medication often very effective