What is A.D.D.
ADD is, a gap between ability and ultimately performance, between what you are capable of and what you finally achieved. People with ADD suffer from short attention disorder. This means that they are experiencing a lot of thoughts. They are easily distracted and disorganized. This brings tremendous creativity and versatility with it but you're too busy with everything at once. Important things are done at the last moment, many things are not finished and they are often too late. They delay a lot of things untill the next day. ADD-ers allways feeling that they are difficult to put a task, they are little dreamy and inactive. ADD mostly subconsciously hidden by the ADD-er itself. If something falls within the sphere of interest then they are unstoppable, then the ADD-er is very good focus.
The main highway of thoughts / ideas (forgetfulness) and mood swings are caused by a small chemical imbalance in the brains, this is why the ADD-er sometimes is slow to respond, but by giving more energy, it falls in daily life less quickly. By constantly walking on your toes, with ADD you're having as prone emotional swings. ADD brings many invisible obstacles with it. People with ADD often have difficulty planning and there is often a computational disorder or dyslexia. Another known concentration disorder is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), but people with ADD are not hyperactive. Both types of attention disorder caused by a different gene and are integrated on opposite ways. The brain activity in the anterior part of the brains is slightly lower, this is caused by a dopamine deficiency, people with ADD are therefore sensitive to dopamine enhancers or activities. This part of the brains is also responsible for planning, overseeing the time, etc. People with ADD are often very intelligent but do less well at school in theory than practice. The ADD-er is visually oriented. There are three different types of concentration disorder, ADD, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the combined type of AD/HD. Among these three types there may be more sub-types by comorbidities. This means that there are two different limitations in one and the same person, the extent to which these problems overlap indicates whether there is a multiple disabilities / diagnosis or not. Among people with ADD does it happens regularly. There are also a few other disorders with a different cause that look like ADD. For this reason the correct diagnosis can only been given by a psychiatrist or specialized organization.
Source: Karin Windt