ADD vs. ADHD: What’s the difference?–incomplete

At some point, you might have used ADD and ADHD interchangeably, but they’re more different than you think.

One word: hyperactivity

Both Dr. Lenard Adler and Michael Manos Ph.D. state that all attention deficit disorders are called ADHD, but Adler adds further that these cannot be classified as ADD, why? Because ADD is a type of ADHD.

ADD is actually the inattentive type of ADHD. ADD sufferers exhibit behaviors such as distractibility, having a limited attention span, and being forgetful; all without being hyperactive. The other types of ADHD are the hyperactive/impulsive type and the combined type (being inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive all at once).

With modern approaches to mental health, there are varied ways to treat ADHD and its types, with options such as medication, a prompt lifestyle change, psychotherapy, education, and even a combination of all these methods.

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History Facts - The Ice Age

  1. Twenty thousand years ago, humans and wolves hunted the same prey. As such, a partnership was the best choice for the two. Both parties benefited, with the wolves benefiting from human cleverness, and the humans taking advantage of wolf agility.
  2. Since humans have a tendency to protect abandoned cubs, and wolf cubs are easily able to acknowledge and adapt to human hierarchical rules. This is the origin story of the dog-human partnership as every single dog breed originated from these ancient wolves.
  3. Animal domestication originated from the human-wolf agreement where both species benefited from each other. Animals must have a willingness to be domesticated. Apart from wolves, other large mammals such as sheep, goats, pigs, horses, and cows were domesticated as well.
  4. A 12,000-year-old jawbone from a dog was discovered in a cave in Iraq. It is the earliest proof of canine domestication. Puppies with strong barks who had beautiful fur, or were friendly and obedient were selectively bred.
  5. Sheep were the first animals to be domesticated for food. Not long after, goats joined their ranks. This started sometime around 9,000 BC. More settled communities started domesticating pigs and cattle around 7,000 BC, ensuring a regular supply of meat.
  6. Having these animals as livestock provided many additional benefits to the Neolithic man. When they died, their leather and wool were used for making clothing. Their horn and bones were used to make sharp tools. Even their fat went to a good cause: creating candles.

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