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Over-diagnosis and Medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - This research paper will include strict academic research. It will begin by introducing the existence of an over diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and describing the many plausible reasons behind this diagnostic inflation. Although the reasons mentioned in the paper cannot be scientifically tested to provide a direct answer, factual evidence shows a valid correlation. Moving forward, the paper generally addresses the presence of mental disease within the American youth....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)]
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Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - The Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Missing Works Cited According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-half of 1.6 million elementary school-aged children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have also been diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) (Brown University Child and Adolescence Behavior Letter, 2001). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1997) stated that ADHD affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, and boys are three times more likely to be affected by the disorder than girls....   [tags: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] 1238 words
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Internet Addiction and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - The world as we know it has begun to turn into one of modern technology and reliance on modern technology. The coming generations will grow up with even more technology surrounding them in addition to mp3s, cell phones, computers, convenience machines, and the internet. The internet is always expanding and encompassing more as time passes on. From its’ development to today, the internet is used for more than information gathering, such as playing video games, games, socializing via chatting, Skype, social networking sites, watching movies, and more....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactivity]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (also referred to as ADHD) is a common emotional and behavioural difficulty problem. According to the HADD Ireland Website (2014), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical/neurobiological condition in which the brains neurotransmitter chemicals, noradrenalin and dopamine do not work properly. ADHD is a disorder that without the correct detection, treatment and management can have considerable and long lasting effects and consequences for an individual....   [tags: hyperactive, impulsive, conduct disorder] 781 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a development disorder that is displayed by three clusters of symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (Barlow & Durand, 2012). ADHD leads to people having trouble concentrating, not being able to finish tasks and having poor academic performance (Barlow & Durand, 2012). The treatments available for ADHD are based on biological and psychosocial interventions or a combination of both. This writing will try to explain why psychosocial interventions combined with biological treatment are preferable and is a better form of treatment compared to biological treatments for people with ADHD or solely psychosocial interventions alone....   [tags: development disorder, psychosocial intervention]
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... This can either be a sign of the kid having ADD or ADHD but it must be a chronic issue. If it is a rare or random event then it can be just an outside source distracting the student, but if its ADD or ADHD then it is a life time problem that needs to be addressed to the parents. The inability to focus will not only affect you in school, but in every other aspect of life if it is left untreated. Andrew Colman of the University of Leicester said “areas like the pre frontal cortex that use dopamine to communicate tend to be shrunken in people with the disorder”....   [tags: focusing, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention] 1489 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition in which a person not only has a great difficulty concentrating for more than a few minutes but also is inattentive, impulsive, and overactive” (The Developing Person Through the Life Span, page 310). Both children and adults are diagnosed with ADHD, but children hold a higher percentage of this diagnosis because the disorder usually appears in early to middle childhood. “The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADHD were diagnosed earlier” (Web, CDC)....   [tags: symptoms, diagnosed, overmedicated, attention]
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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder - "ADHD–Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorder commentary assignment”. The five commentary paragraphs consist of data and facts of an individual with ADHD. Many families affected by the emotional high and low points in individuals living with ADHD. Can it be that being single play a role, transitioning, or perhaps substance abuse this is one of the points that studies have identify. Substance abuse appears to trigger the social and emotional connection in high to a low point of individuals living with ADHD....   [tags: data and facts of a patient with ADHD] 1111 words
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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - An astonishing 46% of American children will experience some sort of psychological disorder in their lifetime such as ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and anxiety according to the National Institute of Mental Health (Rosen, 2012). Children as young as four years old are at risk of becoming addicted to technology because they are being “baby sat” by an iPad or table (Miller, 2013). About 20% of children between the ages of 8-16 have a computer in their room, out of those, 11% of them have internet access (Shields & Behrman, 2013), which can lead to social isolation by making more friends online than in real life....   [tags: psychological disorder, mental health]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that displays as distracted, hyperactive, and unable to focus on tasks and activities. Also known as Hyperkinetic Impulse Disorder, Hyperkinesis, Hyperactive Syndrome, Minimal Brain Damage, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, and Undifferentiated Deficit Disorder, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in children. Although many children with ADHD are quite intelligent, their lack of focus can frequently lead to poor grades and a low self esteem....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING ADHD 2 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, poses serious implications for affected individuals and educators. Given a large increase in diagnosis over the past thirty years, professionals and the general public alike are concerned that ADHD is often misdiagnosed. A thorough examination of scientific evidence along with possible assumptions is necessary in determining the legitimacy of these claims. The etiology, the use of drug based treatment, and the effectiveness of alternative treatments for ADHD are all important factors in the consideration of this controversy....   [tags: heritability, disorders, diagnosis] 1935 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that creates a great deal of discussions among professionals. There are numerous debates that surround this disorder. There are theory’s presented from each side about what causes it, how to asses it, and how to deal with it effectively. The first question needing answered is what is ADHD. ADHD is a set of behavioral problems revolving around three main symptoms. The chief symptom that a person exhibits is the incapacity to keep their attention focus....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... This is the most common type of ADHD. The origin and cause of ADHD is not known. There are ideas and theories, but there is no sure fire way to know why a person possesses it. One thought to the origin is that the genes controlling the levels of certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters seem to be different in those with ADHD. One thought on to what can cause ADHD is Genetics. It is thought that genetics passed on by family may play a role. A child who has a sibling or parent who has ADHD has a raised risk of developing ADHD (NIMH)....   [tags: relationships, inattentiveness, symptoms]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a prevalent in today’s classrooms. There are many co-existing communication difficulties associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In this paper I will discuss the nature of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, its common communication characteristics, and the implications of these characteristics socially, emotionally and academically as well as communication strategies that teachers may use to ensure that students with this disorder may be included in a regular class setting....   [tags: ADHD Research Paper]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is often referred to as childhood hyperactivity, is a severe and chronic disorder for children. It is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders, and affects 3% to 5% of the school-age population. Boys outnumber girls three or more to one. Children with ADHD can experience many behavioral difficulties that often manifest in the form of inattention, being easily distracted, being impulsive, and hyperactivity....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often the center of ongoing debates in the medical field. Critics have described ADHD as a diagnosis used to label difficult children who are not ill, but whose behavior is at the extreme end of normal range ( (K. Lange, 2010). However, unbalanced chemicals in the brain cause ADHD. It is not something children can control and it is more than a behavioral problem. “ADHD is not a disease per se but rather a group of symptoms representing a final common behavioral pathway for a gamut of emotional, psychological, and/or learning problems” (Furman, 2005)....   [tags: unbalanced chemicals in the brain]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Introduction Experts have different views on attention deficit disorder also known as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) regarding diagnosis, medication and dependency in children resulting from use of stimulant. Minors under medication to prevent ADHD have been on the rise for the last 3 decades in the U.S. The diagnosis of ADHD varies, some states shows a high percentage of diagnosis. Production of stimulants such as Ritalin for ADHD treatments is on the rise, with scientists explaining that it is recommended for treatment....   [tags: learning disabilities, psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... The child presents with six or more symptoms of inattention and six or more symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity. K.S. frequently acts before thinking, runs into the street without looking, is unable to wait his turn for activities at school, and never seems to complete any activity. He is easily distracted by things going on around him and by objects in his classroom. K.S. symptoms are in the subtype of combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown. It is believed to be caused by genetic, environmental factors, brain injuries and nutrional factors....   [tags: symptoms, subtypes, treatment] 886 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition among children (Hill, 2000). Approximately 35%-50% of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD have a language impairment (Cohen, Vallance, Barwick, Im, Menna, & Horodezky, 2000). Because children with ADHD have short attention spans, low frustration tolerance, an inability to recognize possible consequences and difficulty completing tasks, their behaviors may be disruptive (Barkley, 2003). They may have trouble sitting still, controlling their impulses and thinking before speaking....   [tags: Diagnosed Psychiatric Condition, Children]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - • ADHD - (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) a condition of hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention. • Learning Disabilities – reading/learning disabilities, mathematics/learning disabilities, overall and unexpected underachievement. • Speech or Language Learning Disability - Divides speech impairment (articulation, fluency problems or stuttering, and voice problems) from language impairments. ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS Organization is the most important skill every special education and general students should learn....   [tags: effects, causes, symptoms and therapy] 686 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-ADHD - Since when I got this topic, I chose this disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD), but we did not cover at that time. When I saw the note for ADHD on D2L, I was thank to see it. So, I could choose for this paper. I chose this disorder because this disorder was most familiar to me. During summer, I worked at Camp Little Giant in Touch of Nature as a camp counselor. Camp Little Giant was a camp for people with different disabilities. The camp went for whole summer. Each week had different people....   [tags: neurodevelopmental mental disorder]
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ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER - ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER is a condition that can occur in both children and adults who constantly display inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER is one of many disorders that features problems in two major places; which are the impulse control and ability to focus attention on the different tasks. Children and adults with ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER either have a problem with inattention; meaning a short attention span, often fall to give close attention to details of makes careless mistakes in school work, work, or other activities, often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly, and is often forgetful in dai...   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - For over two-thousand years philosophers like Hippocrates have studied behaviors characteristic of the psychiatric disorder known today as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, “ADHD” (Peterson, 2007, p. 10). It is defined by Myers (2010) as “a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of one or more of three key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity” (p. 595). ADHD is predominately seen in boys. Possible reasons for developing this disorder have been linked to abnormalities in the development of the brain, as well as genetic and environmental factors....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -   This paper will attempt to describe Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The different causative factors, as well as the diagnosis of this disorder will also be described. Finally, the different treatments that are available for ADHD will be discussed.   Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychological condition that usually begins in early childhood and often lasts into adulthood (University of Illinois, n.d.). Have you ever noticed a child having trouble concentrating, that can't seem to sit still, who interrupts others during their conversation, or has acted impulsively without thinking....   [tags: psychological conditions, academic/social problems]
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ranks as the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 2-10% of children in elementary school (Goldson, and Renolds 91-3). Three areas of dysfunction compose ADHD including emotional, cognitive, and behavior problems (Spencer). ADHD initially presents in childhood with diagnosis after school enrollment and usually recedes between the ages of 10 and 25 years but can persist through adolescence and into adulthood (Goldson, and Renolds 91-3)....   [tags: Child Psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Introduction Being focused on to the important aspects of life is one of the main functions of the brain. In some diseases or disorders this special function of the brain is either lost or diminished. One such disorder which diminishes the functions of the brain is the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This disorder was initially considered to affect only children but this is a misconception as this disorder is also noticed amongst adults....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, normally abbreviated as ADHD, is a disorder in which a person has trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks, tends to act without thinking and has trouble sitting still. This condition may begin in early childhood and continue into adulthood. Without treatment ADHD can cause problems at home, school, work and any social gatherings. The disorder sparks up many controversies for the simple fact that the exact cause is not clear or more over not well understood....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 974 words
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Overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, is a very common brain disorder that is predominantly found in children but can continue through adulthood (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). It prevents individuals from focusing their attention, and individuals often have trouble with their conduct due as well (hyperactivityto hyperactivity or , impulsivity). Brain imaging studies have revealed that the brain matures normally in youth with ADHD, but it is delayed an average of 3 years....   [tags: Child Development, Health]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children - This research paper will provide statistics for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, including cause, treatment and heritability. ADHD is primarily accompanied by other disorders, including emotional, physical and mental impairment. Utilizing three peer-reviewed journal articles, in class powerpoints, as well as text from Laura E. Berk’s textbook, “Infants and Children; Prenatal Through Middle Childhood”, ADHD will be explained in a nondiscriminatory manner. Geraldine S. Pearson suggests that when a child has ADHD, 10% to 35% of first-degree relatives also have the disorder while Laura E....   [tags: hereditary, environmental, behavior]
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Characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very common disorder among children, and it has only increased throughout the years. “It is estimated that 3-5% of children have ADHD, accounting for approximately 2 million children in the United States” (Mattox, 2007). Mattox (2007) also makes note that boys are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD because they display more aggressive behaviors than girls do, which results in girls being diagnosed at a later age. The current diagnostic criterion for ADHD primarily focuses on significant hyperactivity and inattention....   [tags: Psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Introduction Among the behavioural disorders that are commonly diagnosed, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent among youth and children. It is a persistent disorder that is attributed to neurobehavioral problems. About 3%-5% of all the children in America are affected by ADHD (NINDS Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page, 2011). The disorder is characterized by inability to concentrate or focus on a task and exercise behavioural inhibition that is normally related to age....   [tags: Health, Mental Illness] 2122 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Analysis - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be described as one of the commonest brain conditions of childhood, which can have the capability of progressing to adolescence and even adulthood. This condition is mostly characterized by symptoms such as difficulty staying focused and paying focused to activities, difficulty controlling behavior, and being over-active (Flisher, & Hawkridge, 2013). Following its presentation, this condition can reduce a child's productivity, making it difficult for him to succeed in school, finish tasks at school, and at home, and chaotic relationship with other children, or even adults....   [tags: behavioral psychotherapy,adhd,brain condition]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ADHD and its diagnosis and treatment have been considered controversial since the 1970s. The controversies have involved clinicians, teachers, policymakers, parents and the media. Opinions regarding ADHD range from not believing it exists at all to believing there are genetic and physiological bases for the condition as well as disagreement about the use of stimulant medications in treatment. Some sociologists consider ADHD to be a "classic example of the medicalization of deviant behavior, defining a previously non medical problem as a medical one.” Most healthcare providers in U.S....   [tags: medications, treatments, Symptoms]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... Many psychologists are developing behavioral interventions that parents, teachers and others can use to help kids focus and control their impulses. This article is significant to me and to many others who are similarly situated in the sense that it explores additional coping mechanisms and treatment to children afflicted with ADHD, which in my case is applicable since I have a son afflicted with ADHD and Tourette. According to the article, the three main classifications of behavioral interventions that may be used in easing or treating ADHD refer to 1) parent programs; 2) teacher programs and 3) therapeutic recreational programs....   [tags: medical condition, learning differences] 607 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Case - ... When looking at a someone for the first time, one assesses that individuals’ age, race, and gender (Reuell, 2013). Every time I meet with a new client or client’s family, I am assessed on my capability of delivering services. I offer my background to those I am meeting, in an attempt to persuade them that I am in fact capable, despite many clients’ parents and friends questioning both my age and my credentials to accomplish my job. When an individual goes into a public setting, they are being assessed by other strangers....   [tags: psychiatrists, medication, diagnosis]
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescents - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is commonly referred to as ADHD. ADHD is a medical condition that is categorized by complications with inattentiveness or hyperactivity and impulsivity. However, these indicators must be severe enough to cause glitches with daily functioning in two of the following places: at home, in school, in the community or in the workplace. Sufferers of the disorder tend to have greater risks for other psychiatric and behavioral disorders. ADHD use to be thought of as a childhood disorder, however, more research shows that ADHD continues into adolescence and also into adulthood....   [tags: Article Review ]
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Introduction: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a behavioral disorder of childhood onset (by the age of 7 years) characterized by symptoms of inattentiveness and impulsivity/hyperactivity. Based on the type of symptoms that predominate, ADHD is classified as following:  Combined type: both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms are present  Predominantly inattentive subtype  Predominantly hyperactive/impulsive subtype  Not otherwise specified (NOS): individuals presenting with atypical features Sex/Age Ratio: • ADHD is a developmental disorder that requires an onset of symptoms before age 7 years....   [tags: ADHD Essays] 1064 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Medication - According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All children show the same symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with ADHD should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity....   [tags: ADHD, Disorders, Children]
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Meeting the Needs of Students With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Several researchers have estimated that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder effects between 5 and 10% of school aged children (Aguiar, Eubig, & Schantz, 2010; Modesto-Lowe, Danforth, & Brooks, 2008; Schroeder & Kelley, 2009). It is the most frequently diagnosed childhood neurobehavioral disorder (Aguiar, Eubig, & Schantz, 2010). Students with ADHD exhibit developmentally inappropriate levels of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention (Modesto-Lowe, Danforth, & Brooks, 2008). Typically, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) is used to diagnose ADHD....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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The Benefits of Music For Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Improving concentration among students is a well thought about topic, distractions in classroom are endless; from phones to friends, students have a superfluous number of thoughts on their minds’. Improving concentration of students with a condition like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is however more challenging. “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2013) With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, students have more of a challe...   [tags: ADHD Essays]
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Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - It can probably be said that the average adult thinks of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as just an excuse for not dealing with life’s issues or maybe it is just another way of saying “I can’t handle it” or “I’m so disorganized”. It may help to understand ADHD if we explored the symptoms, diagnosis, effects and treatment of it. The symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is indicated by a lack of attention to details, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, failure to follow through or finish set tasks, easily distracted, and forgetful in daily activities....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Analysis of over-diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - The mental health community has been noticeably slow in identifying that there may be a problem with diagnoses and prescriptions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health government publication, “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General” notes a rise in concerns regarding over-diagnosis and overprescribing of stimulant therapy, by stating there may be "inappropriate diagnosis and treatment" taking place (National Institute of Mental Health, 2001)....   [tags: mental health community, diagnoses, prescriptions]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Autism in the Classroom - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Autism in the Classroom When teaching it must be expected that there will be students that have behavioral disorders. These disorders must be taken into consideration when giving these students the best education possible. Teachers must accommodate to these children and incorporate them into the daily classroom. Every teacher has their own methods of doing this and can use their creativity to come up with these strategies for teaching. Some strategies may not work, so instructors must put much thought into how they are going to accommodate to these particular students....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Disabilities] 2116 words
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Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Classroom - ... ADHD treatment is the best solution to a set of individual drugs for children, behavioral, psychological integrated treatment model. Medical therapy: the basis of all treatment, appropriate drugs can quickly and effectively reduce hyperactivity, impulse control, increased attention. Side effects include loss of appetite, headache, insomnia, etc., but not the side effects will occur, even if there is a also have some countermeasures. Therefore, timely feedback to the parents or doctor effects and side effects of drugs, the doctors decided to use the drug will be of great help....   [tags: brain dysfunction, parents] 875 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and The Prescription a Psychostimulant Drug - ‘Boisterous’, ‘energetic’, and ‘spontaneous’ were once adjectives used to describe the behaviour of normal, healthy children. These days, similar behaviours might be labeled ‘problematic’, ‘hyperactive’, and ‘uncontrollable’, often resulting in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the prescription of a psychostimulant drug (Lardizabal, 2012). According to the DMS-V, ADHD is described as a combination of “inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)....   [tags: uncontrollable, problematic, hyperactive]
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The Proper Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is thought to effect between two and seven percent of all childhood population, and roughly five percent of all adults. (Heal and Pierce 713-738, Weiss and Weiss 27-37) Kids and adults with ADHD exhibit a wide variety of symptoms ranging from inattention to impulsivity to hyperactivity, all of which can be treated with a correct application of modern medicine. (Jones 12-20) But as concerned parents look harder at modern treatments many begins to raise concerns about unwelcomed and unnecessary side effects such as increased chances of problematic cardiovascular issues....   [tags: Psychology]
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Teaching Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Education is the key to success and life. When children start school, that school is like their job which they have to attend and accomplish work. After all most teachers want their students to have a good education and understand the curriculum. However, not all the kids are the same. Humans are all unique with different processing techniques. Some even have special needs like children with ADHD. This makes it hard for the kids to pay attention to the teacher and focus on doing their work. These kids are smart but just need different techniques to help them learn....   [tags: education, learning, adhd] 1304 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder “ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is like living in a fast moving kaleidoscope where sounds, images and thoughts are constantly shifting.” (NIMH-ADHD) ADHD can be very frustrating and difficult for children. Medication and treatment are available and have been proven effective. Parents can also get frustrated and they could do something wrong. ADHD is effectively treated with medication and therapy. There are three basic types of ADHD....   [tags: Behavior Disorders ADHD NIMH]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed disorder among children (1). The disorder affects approximately 3-5 percent of children of school age (1), with each classroom in the United States having at least one child with this disorder (1). Despite the frequency of this disease in the United States, there still remains many discrepancies about the disorder itself, starting from the diagnosis and frequent misdiagnosis of ADHD, as well as the question of whether or not ADHD is an actual medical condition, or just a "cultural disease" (3)....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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