Chelmsford ADHD Support Group

Glossary of Terms

Abbreviation Meaning / Definition
Conditions /Symptoms
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
AS Asperger's Syndrome (High Functioning Autism)
ASC Autistic Spectrum Condition
CD Conduct Disorder
DAMP Disorders of attention, motor and perception (syndrome)
Hyperactivity Hyperactivity
Hypersensitivity Food-Related Hypersensitivity Disease
KS Kanner's Syndrome (Autism)
LD Learning Difficulties
MBD Minimal Brain Dysfunction
MLD Moderate learning difficulties
MSBP Munchausen syndrome by proxy
NVD Non-verbal difficulties
OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder
ODD Opposition Defiant Disorder
PDD Pervasive Development Disorders
PDD-NOS Pervasive Development Disorders, not otherwise specified
SEN Special educational needs
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder
SLD Severe learning difficulties
TS Tourette's Syndrome
Diagnosis Documents
DSM-V-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition) - Document TR
DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th Edition) - Document TR
WISC Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Organisations
APA American Psychiatric Association
BPS British Psychological Society
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (USA)
NAS National Autistic Society (UK)
HACSG The Hyperactive Children's Support Group

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