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A Case Study: What Is ADHD?

Lynnet is a junior in high school. She is highly creative and is interested in attending an arts school. But there’s something different about Lynnet. She has trouble paying attention in class and often turns in incomplete work a day late. She also tends to skip every third class meeting in any given subject, but can be found elsewhere drawing. Lynnet is a bright teenager who can get good grades, however she sometimes struggles to complete it if it doesn’t interest her. Lynnet has ADHD. – (The name of the person has been changed.) *Note: Edited from the original found at https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/adhd/case.htm.

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What is ADHD?
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In a nutshell, ADHD is a neurobehavioral
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Just remember that each case is different, so what might work for someone else it may not work for you. It should also be noted that at the time of this presentation, there is no cure for ADHD, although symptom severity may decrease as you grow older.
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What are some of the treatment options available to someone who has ADHD? Some of the treatment options available for someone with ADHD includes; medication, psychological counseling, special-education support, and behavior modification according to Wollver.
There are various medications that and help reduced symptoms. The editors of Healthline also suggest psychotherapy, behavior therapy, and support groups are also some examples of treatment options available to help someone cope with ADHD.
Psychotherapy helps people with ADHD with “opening up about their feelings of coping with ADHD…and can helps them to handle relationships appropriately.” (Healthline)
Behavior therapy helps people with ADHD with how to “better monitor their behaviors and then modify their behaviors appropriately.” (Healthline)
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If you suspect that you or someone you know has ADHD, please talk with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for more
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