Confused about ADD information

I rather recently realised that my husband has ADD. I immediately started reading up on the condition. I also told my husband about my concerns and after so reflection we are now both convinced he has ADD. The sheer acknowledging of it has helped tremendously and I can feel that we are every day making progress in the right direction. I say we because I have realised that it means I have to change my approach as well. In our quest for more information I am confused over the different types of information there is. In some places only three ADHD types are mentioned and in some six types. They all have different symptoms and features that are more or less predominant. As recently as today I read about ADD in combination with OCD. I already suspected that my husbands compulsive behaviour would be related to ADD but I thought it was rather a coping mechanism than an expression of the ADD. Now however I cannot find consistent literature about how these two correlates. In fact research seem very inconclusive about ADHD or ADD, which is causing a lot of confusion for people, like us, trying to understand what it is we are dealing with. If anyone has any good advice or litterature recommendations beyond what has already been mentioned here, we would be happy to hear about them.

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I was daignosed about 3 months ago with ADHD. I was always told by everyone that i have it, just nver diagnosed with it. I was put on adderall and it is helping along with a adhd couselour. It began to effect my marriage which brought me to the diagnosis, but i see that it effected me in general. I don't know about the types, just add or adhd. I do know that i have adhd with some anxiety, not sure which triggers the other, but i have been told that you can have add with ocd, whicih i may have a touch of also ( no own thoughts a bit). Try driven to distraction. that is a good start, i found. The "bible" so to speak. It basically had all my symptoms down to a tee. Check it out... Hope it helps, let me know..... P.S.....Mellissa Orlov if you read this i would be interested if you could give some feed back on some of my other posts, to see what you might be helpful for me... thanks

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I would be delighted to respond to your posts - I am up to my eyeballs right now doing a few "beginning of summer" things to get my family on track for their summer events...give me a few more days and I will get back to you with some concrete and, I hope, helpful ideas.  In the meantime, someone just told me that they thought that Delivered from Distraction was better than Driven because it "gives you more specific things to do"...so you might try that, too. 

Melissa Orlov