Medical Definition of Disorder, attention deficit (ADD)
Disorder, attention deficit (ADD): An inability to control behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli.
In November, 1998 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a consensus report developed by a panel of experts. The panel concluded that:
Although there is no independent, validated test for ADD, some well-tested diagnostic interview methods have proved useful.
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