It is very likely that in many cases there is a hereditary predisposition to this disorder. Also, the way a child is raised can greatly increase or decrease the amount of stress a person experiences or puts on him or herself throughout life. Children who are especially bright are more likely to struggle with anxiety partly because, not only are expectations higher, but also understanding the threat of certain situations are more difficult than it would be for a more experienced adolescent or adult (Verduin & Kendall, 2009). Environmental stressors are also a determining factor. Life-changing events o... ... middle of paper ... ...n Medical Association Journal, 183(7), 824.
Not all of the reviews I read were pro medication, however, doing, what works best for each child differs. My message of giving the readers a clear understanding of why the use of mediation can be effective. As well as making the choice not to medicate can also be an option. With proper treatment indicated for ADHD as well as parents, doing their part obtaining knowledge through research. Children suffering from ADHD can be controlled and grow up to live a productive and successful life.
Depression in children is qualitatively different from depression in adults – these people are more at risk for more severe illnesses in adulthood, as well, which suggests that depression in young people has the potential to be particularly problematic. 60% of adolescents with depression will have recurrences in adulthood and also have a higher rate of suicide throughout their life (Clark, Jansen, & Cloy, 2012). The symptoms of childhood depression might be mistaken for normal mood swings as pertinent to changing developmental stages, and is often presented as irritability and negative attitudes. Diagnosis of depression in children is difficult for this reason, and therefore it must be stressed how careful one must be when diagnosing mental illness in children (“Depression”, 2014). Furthermore, there is a stigma against labeling a child as depressed, which might make it even harder to diagnose depression in children.
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They get distracted very easily and struggle to focus and complete a task at hand. Ritalin helps reduce these symptoms as it stimulates the production of more dopamine in the brain. This gives for better signal transmission which in turn benefits the ADHD user. There is much debate around the topic of Ritalin and whether or not it may put children who use it at a higher risk of future drug abuse. Many tests and investigations have been conducted to determine whether this theory is true.
Unfortunately, time is of the essence and there is a sense of rush in order to rectify the increasing bad behavior. For instance, the above scenario is so common, that any child who fails to pay attention or seems overly active might be deemed as suffering from ADHD. When, in essence, the child could very well be exhibiting typical childhood behavior that could be channeled through more engaging activities. Interestingly, the symptoms of ADHD are just as varied as the causes of ADHD. Even so, some parents may end up feeling that their parenting skills are not on par with other parents of well-behaved children.
It’s known as the “feel good hormone” which is why people abuse drugs that increase the release of dopamine. Since life is unpredictable, our brains have evolved the ability to remodel themselves in response to our experiences. The more we practice an activity the more neurons developed in order to fine-tune that activity causing addictive behaviors to be detrimental. Adolescences in particular can be easily influenced to abusing a drug or multiple drugs. I believe this happens because teens often lack education, live in an environment where drugs are readily available, are peer-pressured and the lack of proper growth of the frontal lobe.
All these drugs can be useful as a temporary solution, but they will have many side-effects which could harm the child. Children at a young age shouldn’t be prescribed... ... middle of paper ... ... policy when dealing with children with mental illnesses. Drugs used to help mental illnesses; however, they aren’t always the easiest to deal with. With new drugs being discovered each year, they each will have many side-effects that may not be known to the world. Just remember that there are other options when dealing with children with mental illnesses, than medication such as Xanax, Zyprexa, Lexapro, Adderall, and Dexedrine.
Wolraich, M.L., Wibbelsman, C.J., Brown, T.E., Evans, S.W., Gotlieb, E.M., Knight, J.R., Ross, E.C., Shubiner, H.H., Wender, E.H., and Wilens, T. (2005). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among adolescents: A review of the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical implications. Pediatrics, 115(6), 1734-1746. Woodard, R. (2006). (2006).
The recurring obsessions and compulsions associated with the disorder seem quite easy to identify, yet the acknowledgement of OCD in children had been overlooked for quite some time. Many people believe “that children have no reason to develop depression or anxiety disorder such as OCD” (Wiznitzer, 2003). Diagnoses and treatment of OCD patients has only recently shifted from adults to children. Some of the most important questions facing psychologists studying OCD today are how to determine which children suffer from OCD and what treatments most effectively reduce or eliminate their symptoms. Researchers have offered that by applying some of the information learned from treating adults, our understanding of the disorder in children may improve immensely.