ADD vs. ADHD

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ADD vs. ADHD

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The difference between ADD and ADHD is just a matter of labeling. I think the previous label we were operating with, Attention Deficit Disorder, as a label. And now what they're going with is ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, with or without hyperactivity. So if you have no hyperactivity, you still have the same label but you don't exhibit hyperactivity and/or impulsivity which is another category of that same condition.

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Lisa Gonsalves, MA

Behavior Therapist

In her career in youth development, Lisa Gonsalves, MA, has served youth populations across the globe over the past 25 years. Her professional experience includes creating, developing, and administering a variety of programs, development systems, and methods for young people as coordinator, counselor, and instructor for ages four through 24.  The various youth populations she has served include school age children with behavioral or mental heath diagnoses, urban and rural at-risk adolescents, foreign students, gay youth, socio-economically underprivileged, and middle class youth. She has a master’s degree in Social Policy for Youth Services.

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