Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

explanatory Essay
966 words
966 words

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( 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. A case of this kind of behavior is recognized in a report written by the National Institute of Mental Health where one of the subjects under study was unable to pass schooling examinations due to her inattentive behavior ( These kinds of behaviors can damage the person's relationships with others in addition to disrupting their daily life, consuming energy, and diminishing self-esteem, depending on severity of their symptoms ( In this paper, the multiple factors of how ADHD affects, and is handled, of those who undergo this disorder, are shown. Before all else, the most important part to understand, about this disorder, is the symptoms that the suffer has. One of the most common symptoms of this disorder is inattentiveness. Inattentiveness is when a person is being heedless and is not focusing of paying attention to a matter being put in fron... ... middle of paper ... ...=&state2=&cntry2=&state3=&cntry3=&locn=&gndr=&fund=0&rcv_s=&rcv_e=&lup_s=&lup_e=>. "How common is ADHD." AACAP. AACAP, n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2014. . "Neurodevelopmental Disorders." Family Success. Family Success, n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2014. . "What is the definition of ADHD." Adult - Child - ADD - ADHD. N/A, n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2014. . Dr.Khin (2013 January, 2014) community hospital. Personal interview/appointments for my ADHD "Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)." Centers of disease control and prevention-CDC. CDC, n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2014. ncbddd/adhd/treatment.html>.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that adhd is one of the most common mental disorders among children. it affects 3 to 5 percent of all children with persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood.
  • Explains that inattentiveness and impulsiveness are the most common symptoms of this disorder. distractibility and short attention span affect the person's ability to concentrate.
  • Explains that adhd is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the person's ability to process and rate of learning new information. there are different types of medication and treatment that include therapy, stimulants and non-stimulants.
  • Explains that there is no real cure to adhd, but those who suffer can handle it with ease. each person with adhd has their own experience and must find out what works best for them.
  • Describes the definition of adhd in adult-child-add - adhd.
  • Explains that there are three types of adhd, which all have their own set of symptoms.
  • Cites carson, cat, "history & discovery of adhd." demand health inc, n.d. web. 5 jan. 2014.
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