ADHD

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Everyone has difficulty with purposeless or inappropriate movement. As a child, teachers or parents will diagnose their child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, due to out of control purposeless and inappropriate movement. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a disability of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity behavior. Children who are inattention, attend to have difficulty in focusing on one task that may bore them within only a few minutes or even seconds. Inattention behavior could be not listening, not following instructions, and difficulty sustaining attention to tasks or activities. Children with a high level of hyperactivity are always constantly in motion. Hyperactivity behavior includes fidgeting, restlessness, talks excessively, runs or climb on furniture, and often “on-the-go.” Actions without thinking, is impulsivity behavior within children with ADHD. Before you can diagnose a child with ADHD, you have to know which characteristics are displayed. Depending on their characteristics there three types: ADHD with predominantly inattention behavior, ADHD with predominantly hyperactivity/impulsivity behavior, or ADHD with both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity behavior. No valid test have been discovered of where ADHD comes from, so most diagnosis information comes from teachers and parents. Teachers and parents diagnosis information is based off of behavioral problems that occur at home and in school. This disorder occurs more in boys than in girls; boys are more likely to have combined type of ADHD; girls are more likely to have predominantly inattentive type of ADHD. Researchers say that children as young a 4 years old and as old as 18 years can be diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD... ... middle of paper ... ...two drinks a week, will still have negative effects that can see be find in the fetus. Developing a fetus depends entirely on the mother for nutrition. The saying “you are what you eat” well “your child is who you are, what you do will always affect your child.” Problems that occur at birth from smoking or alcohol abuse will increase shortly after. Some problems will be surgery, prematurity, oxygen therapy, or even low birth weight. Low birth weight for an infant is less than 5 ½ pounds and could be born a preterm which is around 37 weeks old or the fetus can be small for date. Small for date can be born preterm or full term. Even though most preterm babies that are low weight are normal and healthy, infants with genetic development of ADHD will have more problems with health and development than a normal birth weight infant without genetic development of ADHD.
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