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If deficits of time occur at an early age the world view becomes skewed. We all have the ability to process information and make sense of it, however when stages in development hit snags they are decreased or some processes may not exist. Medications are used to help those deficits , but some neural fibers in the cortex the disorder affects most, may not respond at all. The children who are on medication that does help with their deficits have better motor function, but what happens if the dose is skipped?
It is imperative to know about any medication being prescribed for each individual child. Work Cited Page: American Academy of Physicians “ADHD: What Parents Should Know.” Family Doctor, 10 April, 2005 Barkley, Russel A. Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. New York: The Gilford Press, 2000. Eli Lilly and Company “Strattera.” Strattera 10 April, 2005 McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc “Prescription Medication Overview” Focus on ADHD.
More recent studies have found that the outer layer of the brain showed overall maturation delays, and some abnormal growth patterns in the brain structure that is involves proper communication (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). The key behaviors of ADHD are impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Other symptoms of ADHD include difficulty staying focused on a specific task, paying attention to the task at hand, difficulty controlling behavior and impulses, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can make it very difficult for a child or adult with ADHD to succeed in school, get along with others, or finish tasks at home or in the workplace (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). It is normal for a child to be hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive at times, but for children with ADHD, it is much more severe and it occurs more often than the average child.
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ADHD affects both children and adults and the manifestation of symptoms differs in certain respects while some aspects are similar. In children, one or more of a number of symptoms can be indicative of the disorder. These include abnormally short span of paying attention, hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity. In addition, children with the disorder may display additional primary features such as noncompliance, being inconsistent in behavior, unresponsiveness to punishments or rewards, and getting bored easily. There are also secondary manife... ... middle of paper ... ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often the center of ongoing debates in the medical field. Critics have described ADHD as a diagnosis used to label difficult children who are not ill, but whose behavior is at the extreme end of normal range ( (K. Lange, 2010). However, unbalanced chemicals in the brain cause ADHD. It is not something children can control and it is more than a behavioral problem. “ADHD is not a disease per se but rather a group of symptoms representing a final common behavioral pathway for a gamut of emotional, psychological, and/or learning problems” (Furman, 2005).
The reviews all seem to share the same topic that ADHD must remain relevant. The medication may not be for every child, but the question of the safety of the children is. What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also known as “ADHD”, is a mental disorder which seems to be a very common childhood brain disorder and the disorder continues through adolescence and adulthood. Children with ADHD have a hard time focusing so paying attention becomes unbearable.