Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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1489 words
1489 words

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a common thing in many homes, schools, and work areas. It is a disorder that makes focusing and sitting still impossible. Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder can be classified into three major symptoms. The first symptom is Hyperactivity. It causes rapid movement and the inability to sit still. The second major symptom is Inattention. This causes you to have trouble paying attention to things and can even make it hard to complete task. The last symptom is Impulsivity. This usually consist of blurting out, crossing the street without looking, and making decision that you don’t completely analyze. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can make a person’s everyday life more difficult, but this does not only apply to the one diagnosed. Living with someone with ADHD or even being friends with someone with ADHD can have an effect on a person’s life. From the patients impulsive actions, all the way to their inability to pay attention to what someone is saying can affect everyone around them. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder does have a temporary cure though. Stimulants like Adderall and Vyvanse all the way to exercise. Although some medicines have great benefits, a lot of them are greatly outweighed with negative side effects. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or also known as ADHD can first be looked at by putting characteristics into three categories. The first thing to look at when diagnosing ADHD is the inability to focus. This can usually be noticed in a person’s adolescent years of life. In school people are tested on their cognitive functions and their ability to solve problems. In order to do so you must first tea... ... middle of paper ... ...DHD medicine that is a stimulant, their Psychiatrist will tell them to keep it on the down low to prevent theft because there is such a huge market out there for them. There are also non-stimulant alternatives to curing ADHD, but they also have negative side effects that outweigh the positives. The main pill for this is Strattera, which is an Atomoxetine. This pill is said to be able to cure ADHD but you have to take it every day for a few years. The problem with this pill is that it takes 30 days for it to kick in and most people turn down this pill because they want instant results. Not only does it take time to start but it also causes; depression, thoughts of suicide, difficulty urinating, inability to perform sexual activity, and can also cause nausea prior to taking it. The negatives outweigh the positives but it is an alternative to stimulants and therapy.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a common thing in many homes, schools, and work areas.
  • Explains that adhd can be diagnosed by putting characteristics into three categories. the first is the inability to focus.
  • Explains that the hyperactivity part of adhd is what separates it from add. it is characterized by being overly fidgety, restless, and excessive energy in simple tasks.
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