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There is growing discussion between experts  that  the  inattentive  type  may  be  two  different  types.  A  Unique  ADD  Type,  not  yet officially recognized is a distinctly different information processing disorder characterized by sluggish cognitive tempo.Diagnosis  is  based  on  criteria  specified  in  the  DSM-V  or  the  ICD-10.  No  objective  test  has  been  identified  as  sufficient  evidence to  make  a  diagnosis  of  ADHD.  Diagnosis  is  therefore  based  on  clinical  judgment.  However, neuropsychological  tests  can  provide significant objective evidence supporting clinical judgment. In addition, impairment of executive functioning is often present.The  International  Statistical  Classification  of  Diseases  and  Related  Health  Problems  (ICD-10)  are  published  by  the  World  Health Organization.  The  ICD-10  provides  criteria  and  codes  to  classify  diseases.  The  American  Psychiatric  Association  used  the  general outline  of  mental  disorder  classifications  in  the  ICD-10  and  tried  to  improve  the  diagnostic  criteria  and  developed  the  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V).In  North  America,  the  DSM-V  criteria  are  used  to  make  a  diagnosis  of  ADHD,  while  European  countries  usually  use  the  ICD-10. Previous    editions    of    the    ICD    series    have    used    the    term    Attention    Deficit    Disorder    (ADD)    with    and    without hyperactivity/impulsiveness.  The  DSM-V  has  adopted  the  term  Attention  Deficit/Hyperactivity  Disorder  (ADHD)  with  and  without hyperactivity/impulsiveness.  The  two  terms  mean  essentially  the  same  thing  and  have  resulted  in  confusion.  However,  the  use  of the term ADD to refer to ADHD, predominantly inattentive type makes good common sense.


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