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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a mental disorder with symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, poor concentration, and other similar symptoms. The disorder is called "ADHD" in modern times; see more details about Adult ADHD.
ADD can be undiagnosed into adulthood and the adult will have varying levels of dysfunction in their work, home and social lives. Affected adults have issues with as difficulting focusing on work tasks, boredom, distractedness, and so on. See symptoms of Adult ADHD. ...more »
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Prognosis for Adult ADD: ADD is a lifelong disease that may improve with correct treatment. Although it may be damaging to mental and social health, it is neither fatal nor degenerative.
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