If the mother uses a drug the child will be affected by it. At this stage, the baby (fetus) is very delicate to drugs and cannot remove drugs successfully as the mother is able to. Consequently, all the chemical can pile up to very extreme levels in the child’s system and can also cause damages that will last a lifetime. The effect of perinatal drugs use are influenced by the stage of development of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ormation on the disability that will expand their knowledge. They will be able to come up with better instructional method and strategies to teach these students.
Some health issues during pregnancy has been linked to a child’s future mental health. Children being born prematurely can get many symptoms, such as, depression, addiction, and anxiety. It can affect the baby’s brain and the way they think. It can also affect the baby’s lung because they are not fully developed, so it can cause a baby to have problems. Mental illness cannot be prevented but could be treated by medications, therapy, and hospitalization.
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.
The injury might be caused by an infection or by an accident in which the mother is hurt. If a mother has a medical problem such as high blood pressure or diabetes, this can also cause problems in the baby. There may be problems during birth such as the baby not getting enough oxygen, or a difficult delivery in which the baby's brain is injured. Problems after birth may happen when a baby is born too soon (premature delivery) and his body is not ready to live outside his mother's womb. Even babies born at the right time can have infections, or bleeding in their brain which causes a brain injury because the brain is still developing even after birth.
Anxiety disorder grows to the point where it becomes an inconvenience and someone can no longer live a normal life without the anxiousness butting in. Anxiety disorder can also take different forms such as OCD, panic disorder, and phobias. Although, there is not a specific reason as to why people develop this type of disorder, research suggest that someone’s genetics or the life experience they go through can greatly trigger this disorder. Some people believe that their DNA and the characteristics they inherit through their parents, is what makes them who they are. Others truly believe that behaviors can be learned from the environment they grow up in.
That is why children my have trouble paying attention. There is still a search for the cause of this disorder, but over the years imaging studies have shown that the brain regions might have a malfunction in the patients that have ADHD, therefore is causes them to have the symptoms of the condition. These images show that the brain areas that are reduced in size in children with ADHD are the ones that control attention. Many studies say that mutations in several genes might play a role in this disorder. Nongenetic stipulations that have to do with the developing of this disorder are premature birth, maternal alcohol and tobacco use.
Depression is a disabling condition that should be taken seriously. Ever one in ten people worldwide are affected by depression for an estimated 676 million people. People living with a depression have greater than forty-percent chance of dying from premature death that the rest of the population. In many cases suicide is a result of depression due to the lack of attention to the physical problems. In 2012 depression became one of the leading causes of death, 804,000 young adults age fifth teen to twenty-nine committed suicide worldwide.
Medicating children has always been a controversial issue. As you are probably already imagining, there are numerous concerns about this issue. Some people fear that medicating children and adolescents can throw a wrench into healthy development since many medications effect the workings of developing brains. Others are worried because child and adolescent bodies react to medications differently than adult bodies do; they might experience side effects more strongly or new side effects may even arise. What I am particularly interested in, though, is the concern about whether medicating adolescents puts them at a higher risk for later substance abuse.
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.
There are multiple reasons that might be the reason that people get ADHD, such as, parents having ADHD, or the possibility of brain injuries when they were a young child. Three other likely causes are exposure to a toxic substance as a child, too much lead in their blood when they were born or pre-birth are. There will, more than likely, have to be multiple cures for ADHD because there are numerous ways to get the disease. However, I am sure that American doctors are fully capable of inventing a cure that will finally stop the disease in no time. But for right now, with the current medications and treatments, we can merely temporarily stop the symptoms.