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.
However the children diagnosed correctly with ADHD may not respond to medication. Time in psychology states that in order to recognize time, attention is a key feature. Time duration is also important, as attention spans can only last so long. ADHD children already suffer from inattention; therefore it would seem their sense of time is skewed at high levels. Several studies will be sorted through to come to a final conclusion to find out whether or not this is the only reason why their sense of time is not the same of normally developed children.
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The attention span of someone with ADHD is usually shot in a controlled setting they can hardly function, without distractions wich makes them sociably unacceptable. Even though there is a higher prevalence of boys and those with low intelligence diagnosed, others with ADHD are impaired as well. Results have found that girls with this disorder face greater intellectual impairment, especially with picture vocabulary tas... ... middle of paper ... ...ind the level and intensity to their disorder. The current increase in ADHD children seems somewhat suspicious. The possibilitys are endless for the analisys the problem enstated by most is the parents probably never got treated for ADHD and it keeps getting passed through genetics, and people are finding out more about it and finding they show the effects.
Pertaining to children, the inability to pay attention is followed by hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Although many children are diagnosed with ADHD, legitimately, there are concerns that children are overmedicated. Maybe parents are as much responsible for over diagnosing children as doctors. The first of the three main symptoms, the inability to pay attention, should be apparent to parents and medical doctors as the normal behavior of a child, especially if the child is between the ages of two and seven. Being easily distracted, not finishing tasks, not paying attention, making careless mistakes, being forget... ... middle of paper ... ...994 to four percent from 2005 to 2008” (Web, CDC).
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that displays as distracted, hyperactive, and unable to focus on tasks and activities. Also known as Hyperkinetic Impulse Disorder, Hyperkinesis, Hyperactive Syndrome, Minimal Brain Damage, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, and Undifferentiated Deficit Disorder, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in children. Although many children with ADHD are quite intelligent, their lack of focus can frequently lead to poor grades and a low self esteem. The exact cause of ADHD is still unknown, but it is considered highly inheritable. Results from numerous international studies on twins have found that ADHD may have a genetic link.