Attention Deficit Disorder
Alternate Names : ADD
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Many times, ADD and ADHD cannot be prevented. However, these
measures may be helpful:
avoiding pregnancy risk factors, such as drugs,
obtaining good prenatal care beginning in the first trimester of pregnancy
taking steps to avoid lead
poisoning in the environment
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Without effective treatment, ADD and ADHD can cause serious
problems at school, home, work, and in social settings.
What are the risks to others?
ADD is not contagious and poses no risk to others. There may be a
genetic component to the disorder.