The Use of Diet Pills among Adolescent Girls Dieting is a common occurrence in our country, but dieting is most common among adolescent girls. Since millions of Americans try to lose weight every year, many of them turn to weight-loss pills for help (MFMER 2004). Dieting may place the risk of using unhealthy weight control behaviors such as diet pills (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). A study by the CDC showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss strategy (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). The study showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss strategy (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004).
As a preschooler through school age students with ADHD will experience behavioral disturbance, poor social interaction with peers, and academic impairment. (Asherson, 2012) continues by stating that adolescents through adulthood will experience drug use, antisocial behavior and relationship problems. After reading this article, I understand that ADHD is commonly misdiagnosed as a behavioral or other common mental health
Childhood obesity is not only a problem in developed countries such as the United States; it is also a problem in third world countries. Pregnant women who are undernourished during pregnancy are m... ... middle of paper ... ...verweight (4). Parents who were overweight and taught their eating habits to their children were more likely to have overweight children. I would like to use this article to show how parents’ eating habits, parenting style, and weight affect their child’s weight. Yang Z, Huffman S. Nutrition in pregnancy and early childhood and associations with obesity in developing countries.
ADHD use to be thought of as a childhood disorder, however, more research shows that ADHD continues into adolescence and also into adulthood. ADHD can have serious effects on a person’s quality of life; Socialization, school performance, and behavior are some of the areas in which children and adolescents have problems. Problems effecting adults can be seen in college, in the work force, and in social relationships. One person’s inability to perform as well as others can lead to complications with self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, affects about two trillion American teenagers.
According to Davidson, London, and Ladwig, “The diagnostic criteria for hyperemesis include a history of intractable vomiting in the first half of pregnancy, dehydration, ketonuria, and a weight loss of 5% of prepregnancy weight” (Davidson, London, & Ladewig, ... ... middle of paper ... ...electrolytes. Rationale: These laboratory test results have been shown to be fair indicators of malnutrition. Ackley and Ladwig p. 576 2. Compromised family coping related to shift in health status of family member. Intervention: Serve as an advocate, mentor, and role model for caregiving.
(Famolaro, Maternal and Child Posttraumatic... 28)". Children are now becoming realized as significant sufferers of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is particularly bad for children under the age of 11, because they lack many of the skills needed to protect themselves. Furthermore, this vulnerability is enhanced when the child is exposed to any maltreatment. According to recent studies, "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a common sequella of severe or chronic maltreatment of children, particularly among sexually maltreated children ( Famularo, Symptom Differences... 28)".
However, (ADHD) supposed to be basically related to neuropsychological (Tannock and Brown, 2000). One of the momentous theories in ADHD has indicated that this disorder is developmental disorder which often includes the inability to perform functions with the main deficit in the control of behaviour. Consequently, these behavioural disabilities might lead to a shortfall in other aspects of the executive functions, for instance working memory, arrangement and verbal fluency (Panzer and Viljoen, 2005). A group of researchers observed that the children who suffer from ADHD and have proof of the shortage of these children in the executive functions (Chhabildas, Pennington and Willcutt, 2001; Berlin et al., 2004). Cognitive deteriorations in the executive performance is evident in children clearly with troubles in social and emotional functions (Debonis,Ylvisaker and Kundert, 2000).
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD in short, is a psychiatric disorder of the neurodevelopment system (Faraone et al., 2005). ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood, it affect around 5-10 percent of children (Faraone et al., 2003). Symptoms consist of difficulty in paying attention, staying focused, controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity) (Childress&Berry, 2012). Such symptoms could lead to future difficulties in academic, social and interpersonal relationships areas (Busch et al., 2002). There is a dispute about ADHD recently.
A few problems that can arise from having comorbid conditions are that the child can obtain cognitive difficulties and developmental delays. Before doctors really look into the child having comorbid conditions, they will think that the child is suffering from autism disorder (McDonell & McClellan). In children with EOS, substance abuse can become a massive problem as they get older. One of the biggest abuses would be nicotine (NIMH, 2007). A child with schizophrenia definitely leads a completely different life then a child without this disorder.
The most common causes of depression evolve from children who have been abused, who have chaotic families or households, non-consistent parents, neglect, or other stressful events. Children who experience loss or who have learning disorders are more likely to be diagnosed with depression. If bad things happen to a child and there is a family history of depression, a depressed child is a very likely outcome. Unlike depressed children, those who are without so many stresses in their lives do not have as much likelihood to become easily depressed as they get older. Each child's depression is individual, and causes will be different for each one.