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A Brief Note On ADHD

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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. Most common are two opinions, on the one hand we have researchers and clinicians who believe that ADHD is a valid condition and many children suffer from ADHD and should be treated. On the other hand there is a camp that supports the notion that ADHD has vague diagnostic criteria that lead to over diagnosis and over medication of too many children. A significant number of studies provide sample evidence for the six Robins and Guze (1970) validity criteria, which are (...
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