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I’ve wondered if some differences between people diagnosed with ADHD and people diagnosed with ADD are partly related to different ways people learn to respond during early life.

Example, when scared people will respond by “freezing” and/or people will respond by running away (“flight”).

I myself was diagnosed ADD (Inattentive) and tend to “freeze”, rather than to run away “flight”.

(I do not smoke cannabis anymore, and do not recommend it), but in the past I would self medicate with cannabis, and can relate to “drug seeking”, but cannot relate to “thrill seeking”.

While people diagnosed with AD(H)D Combined may relate to “drug seeking” and “thrill seeking”?

Attention Disorder