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Explore What ADD/ADHD Is and How It’s Treated

We all feel distracted at times — but is it a sign of something else? Learn what ADD/ADHD is and when it’s time to seek help.

In This Article:

  • ADHD is divided into three subtypes: inattentive (often referred to as ADD), hyperactive/impulsive and combined.
  • Symptoms of ADHD include distractibility, poor working memory and inattention. To be diagnosed, you must show symptoms before age 12 and display symptoms in multiple settings that interfere with school or work.
  • ADHD can be treated with behavioral intervention or stimulant medications like Ritalin or Adderall.

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