The inattention and vacant look seen in any child, particularly in children with ADHD, can be misinterpreted as absence seizures. However, absence seizures are almost always characterized by brief episodes of disconnection with sudden onset and termination, usually occurring many times a day. In contrast, the distractability associated with ADHD depends on whether the child is motivated by ongoing activities. Hyperventilation should precipitate an absence attack and make the diagnosis obvious.
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Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a very complicated, and time and again misinterpreted, disorder. Its beginning is physiological, but it can have a multitude of consequences that come alongside with it. That apart, what is the differentiation between ADHD and ADD ADHD is the abbreviated form of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, its major indications being noticeable hyperactivity and impulsivity.