Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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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>.

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