Children with ADHD to medicate or not to medicate Not all children are created equal when it comes to the issue of how children should behave. Some children who have a difficult time in certain areas are considered highly hyperactive. Hyperactivity is defined as, “Extremely active or too active, affected with or exhibiting hyperactivity; broadly more active than is usual or desirable” (“Hyperactive,” n.d). Parents often battle with the decision of whether to get their child tested for the reasoning of the hyperactivity overload of not being able to sit still for a short period and the inability to focus on certain task. A licensed professional may diagnose that particular child with a common mental disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Scientists are still not sure what causes ADHD, although some suggest that genes play a dominant role. Most likely it results from a combination of factors like environmental factors, brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment. According to the NIMH some children with ADHD have thinner brain tissue in the areas of the brain associated with attention; however, as they grow up the tissue develops into a normal level of thickness. Environmental factors like having a mom who used cigarettes and alcohol while pregnant and kids who are exposed to high levels of lead are more prone to developing ADHD. Some scientists in Brittan have linked a higher consumption of food addictive like preservatives lead to a... ... middle of paper ... ... psychologist who might give the kids pointers on how to focus.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD, is a chronic condition affecting millions of children, and often persisting to adulthood. Individuals with this mental disorder face struggle with concentration, and controlling hyperactivity along with impulsive behaviour. It seems that more and more children are diagnosed with ADHD in ties with bad behaviour, and the inability to focus; however, ADHD is a real issue which can be too often looked past. Although treatment will not cure ADHD, treatment is a great option for many individuals, and studies show that medication such as Ritalin or Concerta, and behavioural interventions or therapy can help a great deal. ADHD can lessen with age and maturity, and treatment provides that extra push to deal with the symptoms.
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, is the most common psychiatric condition effecting 9.5% of school-aged children in the United States (intuniv, 2013). If the disorder goes untreated, it will cause more long-term side effects and difficulties for the individual as an adult. Adults who have this condition face several adversities in every day life, such as impulsive behavior, low self-esteem and poor work performance. People are not aware of the complications that come with ADHD in adults. Not knowing the symptoms of the disease can cause people to not be sympathetic when they are interacting with someone with disorder.
Why are these children trying so hard and never having any success? It is more and more common today; more than ever we see children having these problems inside and outside of classrooms all over the world. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can become very problematic in a child’s life, especially when it is unknown that they have the disorder. In fact, “ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood” (Power, et al). It can affect a child’s ability to learn immensely.
A child that is abused will most likely be abused until they are a teenager and will usually find themselves in an abusive relationship later in life, if they’re not being abused they will usually be the abuser. The child will most likely be effected by the abuse their whole lives, and will need therapy in some point in their lives. But most cannot afford it so they live with the thoughts of being abused all their lives. Many people are not aware of the long-term effects abuse can have on a child. Whether a child experiences abused, or witnesses it, the effects often affect the physical, intellectual, and emotional growth of the child.
Some children with autism will either speak very little or not at all. Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder also find it very difficult to express basic needs and wants. Because of the many problems that children , it is important for an individual to receive his/her diagnosis as early as possible. It is much more difficult for an adult to accept his/her diagnosis than it is for a child. As for adults who are diagnosed later in their life, there are many benefits that come from receiving a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Because of the lack of information of how ADHD is caused, the most common controversy that this disorder brings is that many people believe that the disorder is not a realistic diagnosis because of the increasingly number of children being diagnosed on a daily basis. Although there is a significant amount of people being diagnosed with the disorder, sadly ADHD does exist and it’s a medical reality among our population. Signs and Symptoms It is normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. But for children with the disorder these symptoms are constantly occurring in their young lives. The symptoms continue and can cause difficulty in several settings.
Much like Robert ADD/ADHD affects children in their everyday lives it can affect them socially and emotionally. ADD/ADHD has been around for many years and the symptoms haven’t changed if not treated the disorder can have a huge impact on a child's life and can make the teaching methods more difficult then they already are. History ADHD has been around for many years they began to recognize hyperactivity and inattentiveness in children in the early 1900s. Attention Deficit Disorder was listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical manual in 1980. Since 1994, this condition has been called “ADHD” (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) (Woodard 1).
Meditation and ADHD One of the highest diagnosed disorders in children and adults is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is the disorder that causes a person to lose focus in school, to be hyperactive, and not be able to control their behavior. One of the most common treatments for this disorder is medication, such as Ritalin or Adderall. These treatments can be dangerous to the patient and may not work in the first place. Although recently many psychologists have been doing research on whether meditation as a treatment for ADHD would have positive benefits to the patient in question.