What is the difference between ADHD and ADD?

ADHD and ADD are often used interchangeably and confused for one another. They are both brain conditions that affect one’s ability to stay focused on something for an allotted period of time.
So what is ADHD? People that have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are often rambunctious, anxious, and tend to be hyperactive.

What is ADD? Those who have ADD (attention deficit disorder) might take a bit longer to figure out their brain condition because they are not hyper. Instead, they tend to be inattentive, preoccupied, or staring off into their own world.
ADD is considered one of three subtypes of ADHD, which is often why people confuse the terms. ADD is formally known as ADHD- Predominantly Inattentive Type. The other subgroups are known as Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type and Combined Type.
Those with the inattentive symptoms, are often over looked because they are not seen as a distraction to others and are simply thought of as forgetful or careless. Those with a great deal of hyperactivity are more noticeable and faster to be diagnosed due to their overt symptoms.
Luckily, there are coaches for those who suffer from any of the ADHD subgroups that can help train the brain to stay focused. The purpose of coaching is to distract the mind from its rampant stream of thoughts and images, and rather focus on the things going on outside of the brain itself. Getting help from a coach can actively train the brain to calm feelings of being overawed, disordered, delayed, and unfocused.
In addition to coaching, there are other forms of ADHD treatment options that include psychotherapy interventions and medications. The most common medications include Ritalin and Adderall, which have immediate effects on the patient. However, many parents are skeptical in giving their children stimulant medications. Adults that suffer from ADHD may also be cynical about taking these medications because some prescriptions can worsen other health conditions. Finding the right medication is vital when being prescribed for ADHD. Medication alone is a temporary fix to cast away immediate symptoms but the person diagnosed with ADHD still needs to learn the skills it takes to be successful while living with the disorder. Coaching is a positive approach for training the brain to effectively live with this disorder.
ADHD Coach, Len May, was diagnosed with ADHD but overcame the hyperactivity component of it. He considers himself a creative minded individual that, like many others who suffer from ADHD, experienced a lot of “brain talk”. The process that Len utilizes to help deal with the symptoms of ADHD is called CADA (Creative Attention Deficit Advantage). By listening and actively engaging in conversation to dissect the core of one’s inattentiveness, Len is able to appropriately diagnose individual issues and tune up a scattered mindset.
Len’s breakthrough methodology gives his clients a feeling of empowerment and opens the doors to the possibilities that highlight individual strengths while living with ADHD.
Len’s holistic approach and personal experience of living with the disorder gives him first-hand knowledge and understanding on how to truly transform a life to deal with the effects of ADHD in a positive manner.