According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2004), that 3-5% of children have had ADD/ADHD consistently since the 1940’s, although over 15% of children in school take ADD/ADHD prescriptions every day. In which a large portion of the diagnosis are coming straight from the General physician. Family physicians are rarely trained to identify mental illnesses but instead of leaving their scope of practice they diagnose their patient irresponsibly. Misdiagnoses for ADD/ADHD are fairly common since the guidelines of the mental illness is vague and can easily be mistaken for a child just acting immature for his grade. A study done by Michigan State University economist Elder (2010) states: Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest -- and most immature -- in their class.
Schizophrenia is serious and chronic brain disease. Schizophrenia Affects 1% of the world develops schizophrenia sometime in their life time. 2 million people in the US suffer from it every year it will affect men and women both but shows up earlier in men usually in the teen or early adult years, women usually are diaongnosed in their early thirties. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. Their speech and behavior can be so disorganized that they may be incomprehensible or frightening to others.
Fortunately there are many ways for patients, doctors, and families to improve adherence. Some antipsychotic medications are available in long-acting injectable forms so that the patient can receive a dose of medication just once a month. Other useful tools include pillboxes or electronic timers that beep when medication should be taken. Families can also help by motivating the patient to take their medicines properly. Often, additional drugs, such as antianxiety medications or antidepressants, may be used to treat side effects of the antipsychotic medicines or other symptoms related to the schizophrenia, including stiffness, tremors, and depression.
Kids go through bouts of hyperactivity and disobedience in school, but at a certain point this behavior may distract other students away from learning. Teachers should be counseled on how to interact with and teach an ADHD child in order to give that child an ultimate learning experience. At some point in their lives, approximately 4.6 million children in the United States aged 5-17 years are diagnosed with some form of ADHD. More than half of these children are put on medications to control the disorder. Sadly, but not surprisingly, the consumption of Ritalin, the main drug used to treat ADHD, in the United States is “6 times greater than that of Australia, eight times greater than that of Spain, and 18 times greater than that of Chile”(Parens).
Children are sometimes not diagnosed with FAS until they reach kindergarten and are in a real school setting. School-aged children with FAS still have most of the same physical and mental problems that were diagnosed when they were younger. The craniofa cial malformations is one of the only physical characteristic that diminishes during late childhood (Phelps, 1995). "Several studies have evaluated specific areas of cognitive dysfunction in school-age children exposed prenatally to alcohol. Researchers have substantiated: (a) short term memory deficits in verbal and visual material; (b) inadequate processing of inf ormation, reflected b sparse integration of information and poor quality of responses; (c)
Some similarities between them are, both autism and schizophrenia can be diagnosed early in a child’s life, they both have the same early symptoms: language delays, late or unusual crawling, late walking, and other abnormal actions like rocking or flapping their arms; they both can affect the development of a child’s mental wellbeing, and both are cognitive disorders (Mash, pp. 156-194). With autism and schizophrenia being so much a like it has been hard over the years for the doctors to tell them apart in a young child, because the more server symptoms of schizophrenia do not occur until their adolescent years. This cause mistreatment of the child, which can cause long term affects on their health. Another similarity between autism and schizophrenia is that they both have social dysfunctions.
“Nationally, 31 percent of low-income children five or under are at risk of serious learning delays due to lack of exposure to child care or early education programs” (Skinner, 2014). The lack of early childhood programs in America is affecting the future. Another contribution to the at-risk children is when attending childcare or preschool, some school systems are hiring unequipped teachers (Peske et al.,
Schizophrenia affects all aspects of your life. Your thoughts race and you feel fragmented and so very alone with your 'craziness,'" (6). Paranoid schizophrenia is a very debilitating disease -- it takes over one's life and creates a downward spiral into one's own surreal world. No longer can one communicate or relate to other people. Reality is distorted to fit the pattern of paranoia inside one's mind.
Undifferentiated schizophrenia is known as when a patient encounters episodes wi... ... middle of paper ... ...bout this brain disorder can help the patient understand it better which helps them surpass their symptoms and understand how medication may be useful. Family therapy may also be effective. The patient may have an improvement in symptoms if his family understands the illness and is willing to cooperate to reach a solution. Family therapy can also help communicate better and resolve any family conflicts. Paranoid schizophrenia is a devastating and incurable brain disorder that is lifelong.
This step of the journey toward wellness could be a giant one. Different antipsychotics work differently on different people. But, once the right drug and right dosage is established, the only way to go is up! Schizophrenia Information for the Family It can be quite stressful...