Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very commonly known. Today, ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders among children. The NIMH (The national institute of mental health) predicts that it affecting 3 to 5 percent of all children(AACAP), with an approximate amount of 30% to 65% of these children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood (AACAP).There are three types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, Predominantly Inattentive Type, and Combination Type(ehow.com). The symptoms of ADHD can be classified into three main categories; hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. These behaviors can interfere with ADHD sufferers’ ability to focus deliberately on organizing and completing a specific task that they may not enjoy.
ADHD is quickly becoming one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders, and the rate seems to continue increasing as more information on it becomes available. Then again ADHD has a fairly wide range of functions it can affect. While the disorder, for children anyway, can be simplified down to hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention, those three symptoms can affect “cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, and social functioning,” quickly becoming a major problem. Over the years, a complex diagnostic process has been developed specifically for children. “For children <17 years, the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition) diagnosis of ADHD requires ≥6 symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity or ≥6 symptoms of inattention. For adolescents ≥17 years and adults, ≥5 symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity or ≥5 symptoms of inattention are required.” In addition to those exact requirements, in order to even be considered symptoms they ha...
ADHD is a condition which affects multiple areas of functioning. Because of the widespread diagnosis this disease keeps doctors, pharmaceutical businesses, and teachers employed. According to Diller (2008), the use of drugs like Ritalin is at rates never seen before in this country or anywhere else. Diller also states that “we medicate our children with psychiatric drugs ten or twenty times more than countries of Western Europe (pg50).” Many children are said to be made unhappy, often alienating themselves from parents and others. They are also much more unmotivated which is directly related to the use of ADHD medication. Parents lean on medication as an excuse to control their children; when most children do not even need that drastic of a measure- and simply need some attention. According to Briggen (1995), the symptoms of ADHD often disappear when the children have something interesting to do or when they are given a minimal amount of adult attention. Researchers also note that ADHD symptoms tend to disappear during summer vacation when children are usually engaging in acts they want to participate in and receiving attention (Breggin, 1995). It makes some children behave in a zombie-like manner; not eating, not socializing, and lethargic and is often used by parents as an “escape pill” because they know that if their child becomes problematic, they can give him or her a pill and the child will become more docile (Breggin, 1995). In reality, statistics show that most children who have ADHD have borderline to mild ADHD symptoms; so do our children really have ADHD or is this just an excuse for parents to control their child(ren)? (Diller, 2008). The focus needs to be more targeted on a child’s strengths rath...
"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.
Some people say that the United States of America has become an ADHD country in this 21st century. For example, the psychiatrist Young (2007) noted in his book ADHD Grown Up A Guide to Adolescent and Adult ADHD, that around 9 million teenagers and adults are diagnosed with ADHD (p.3). In fact, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder is one of the most common developmental and growing problems of teenage students. Some drugs are used on adolescents who have symptoms that significantly affect their performance at learning in order to fix them on the short run. However, ADHD teenagers’ parents and students have a tendency to depend on medications alone without using other interventions. It can bring negative effects such as ADHD medications’ physical side effects, the chance of altered personality and social isolation of teenagers with ADHD, and the economical inefficiencies that medications bring on individuals and society. This brings a problematic situation as time goes on because the teenagers will play important role in the future. To improve their academic performance, methods such as coaching, decision making behavior method, computer-based memory training, and non-medication intervention can be possible solutions. Among them, coaching should be used as the most realistic solution to improve academic performance of teenagers with ADHD because of its economic benefits, efficiency, and safety compared with other possible solutions.
What affects does marijuana use have in patients that have ADHD?
It is true that many people who have ADHD also abuse substances and they are miss diagnosed and do not get the proper treatment. This is the most common co-occurring disorder and very difficult to diagnose. Although the cause of ADHD is unknown, it is alleged to be a brain-based biological disorder; substance abuse however is a combination of cognitive, behavioral, and physiologic disorder.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a mental disorder. ADHD affects 11% of children ages 4-17 as of 2011. Individuals with this disorder find it difficult to pay attention for an extended amount of time, become motivated, and control impulsivity. ADHD is subdivided into three different types. The 1st form of ADHD is one where the individual experiences symptoms of hyperactivity (ADHD) are seen to have a very energetic personality and can’t sit still for very long. The second form of ADHD is one where the individual does not experience hyperactivity,
The DSM-5 describes ADHD as a disorder that is characterized by constant inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity appearing in numerous situations more regularly and severely than is usual for individuals in the same developmental stage. There are three main types of ADHD; the first type is the predominantly inattentive type. Individuals being diagnosed with this form of ADHD show difficulty to follow conversations or instructions and are easily distracted. The second type of ADHD is the predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, which manifests in restlessness and impulsivity. The third type of ADHD is a combination of both (Schilling, Walsh & Yun, 2011). For the sake of succinctness the author is not going to discuss each subtype separately, but rather provide a general account on the combined type of ADHD.
ADHD is a cognitive developmental disorder that affects approximately 3-7% of school aged children in the United States (Gupta & Kar, 2010). It is usually described as high activity, increased impulsivity, and attention problems that affect the child in more than ...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition which exposes developmentally unsuitable levels of inattention, and/or hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity (Leroux & Levitt-Periman, 2000). ADHD is thought to be caused by a dysfunction in the frontal lobes of the brain. Two percent to six percent of today’s learners are affected by ADHD, while three times as many boys as girls are affected with ADHD (Humphrey, 2009). It is important as educators that we know the signs of the ADHD learner as well as strategies to use to maximize their learning.