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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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