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What exactly is ADD This is a question that has remained unanswered for a very long time ADD also known as attention deficit disorder has to do with the brain This disorder was at one time thought to be related to brain damage Nowadays however it is actually quite common It is reported that about 40 percent of the student body of an average school is ADD Scientists think that this is at least one student per classroom in a ADD has really been recognized over the past twenty years This is when most of the research about it has been done When someone has been diagnosed as having ADD it does not mean that they are lazy stupid or crazy It only means that they have a difficult time trying to pay attention to a subject in which they have little or no interest This is why ADD is usually first noticed in schoolBefore much research was done ADD was not even called ADD It had a different name It was called Hyperknetics This was really just a fancy term for saying that a child is easily distracted and also very hyper This was back in the days when doctors also thought that Hyperknesis was caused by some sort of brain damage This was potentially true however there were a few rare cases in which some brain damage actually occurred in a child The brain damage only happened naturally like when the child was being developed ADD is something that an individual person is born with and not something that is developed over timeMany Doctors and specialists have discovered over time that there is more than type of ADD Doctors now recognize three distinct types of ADD normal ADD ADHD and residual ADD The second ADHD is normal ADD coupled with a hyperactive tendency The third type residual ADD is the type of ADD that most commonly affects older children and adults Hyperactivity is
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