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.
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More recent studies have found that the outer layer of the brain showed overall maturation delays, and some abnormal growth patterns in the brain structure that is involves proper communication (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). The key behaviors of ADHD are impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Other symptoms of ADHD include difficulty staying focused on a specific task, paying attention to the task at hand, difficulty controlling behavior and impulses, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can make it very difficult for a child or adult with ADHD to succeed in school, get along with others, or finish tasks at home or in the workplace (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). It is normal for a child to be hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive at times, but for children with ADHD, it is much more severe and it occurs more often than the average child.
(Lambert) Children tend to be emotionally disturbed years after the abuse, many have IQ scores lower than average, and some have even been classified as mentally retarded. Children who have been abused also show signs of personality and neurological changes. (Oates 119) Sexual abuse has been linked to nightmares, bed wetting, sadness, clinging behavior, and anxiety. Children also showed more aggressive and anti-social behaviors. (Oates 127) Adults who were sexually abused are more prone to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and drug or alcohol problems.
Instead of letting the feelings out, the aggression is suppressed internally. This aggressive behavior can also be understood as a buildup of negative energy and emotions. Another effect caused by emotional abuse is self-confidence (Jelic, 2013, p. 30). Children, who experience emotional abuse, have difficulties forming self-confidence in relation to other children who haven’t experienced abuse. The feeling of not feeling wanted in children, leads to problems in them developing self-confidence.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that is characterized by a person's inability to focus attention. The condition is present at birth and is usually evident by early childhood (Nagel, 2002, p.237). It is the major cause of poor school performance of children, but is not a learning disability. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown. Some researchers believe that the mechanism, behind its symptoms, is the imbalance of certain neurotransmitters, chemicals in the brain that transmit messages between nerve cells (Lerner, 2008, p. 401).
Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, are medical, not behavioral, disorders that are often associated together and thought of as ADD/ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder causes people to be very inattentive and easily distracted. People who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder generally have the same symptoms as those with ADD and are also very hyper and impulsive. There have been many speculations on the validity of this disorder. Many people believe that this disorder is an excuse or a cop-out for undisciplined children.
Whereas, those who support the biological perspective believe depression results from the genes a person inherits, chemical imbalances that change the functions of the brain, as well as damage to the anatomy of the brain. In addition to these two perspectives, some believe that neither the one nor the other perspective alone causes depression, but that a combination of both influences the onset of the debilitating disorder. This paper will address the biological issues that lead to depression. For example, does depression run in families? Do chemical imbalances cause depression?