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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

- Introduction: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a behavioral disorder of childhood onset (by the age of 7 years) characterized by symptoms of inattentiveness and impulsivity/hyperactivity. Based on the type of symptoms that predominate, ADHD is classified as following:  Combined type: both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms are present  Predominantly inattentive subtype  Predominantly hyperactive/impulsive subtype  Not otherwise specified (NOS): individuals presenting with atypical features Sex/Age Ratio: • ADHD is a developmental disorder that requires an onset of symptoms before age 7 years....   [tags: ADHD Essays]

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Childhood Disorders: ADHD Medication

- According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All Children show the same symptoms as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The first reason a child should be treated with a medication is to control inattentiveness....   [tags: Functions, Chemicals, ADHD Symptoms]

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Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- The Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Missing Works Cited According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-half of 1.6 million elementary school-aged children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have also been diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) (Brown University Child and Adolescence Behavior Letter, 2001). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1997) stated that ADHD affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, and boys are three times more likely to be affected by the disorder than girls....   [tags: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder]

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ADHD Theories

- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a pattern of continued shortfalls to attention as well as impulsive hyperactivity, which occurs permanently more than expected throughout the moderate growth, and which appears clearly in the variety of statuses(APA, 2000). This situation dramatically leads to various deteriorations in the child's progress in both of social and academic aspects.(Mayes,Bagwell and Erkulwater, 2009). (ADHD) is described as a chaotic behavior disorder with particular deficit in Address the neuropsychological symptoms ....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Television Overexposure and ADHD: Is there a connection?

- Television Overexposure and ADHD: Is there a connection. It is an urban myth that an overexposure to watching television may cause people to develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My purpose is to study this theory to discover if it is accurate. I am also interested in discovering how ADHD plays a role in education. Before I can begin I have to start by researching what ADHD is. ADHD is a disorder among people that is associated with three main symptoms which are poor sustained attention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Holistic Treatment of ADD/ADHD

- Holistic Treatment of ADD/ADHD Dear Mrs. Smith: I’m writing this letter to you because I am concerned about your daughter. Jane is often staring out the window and runs to it to get a closer look at the “cool” animal or insect. She often yells out the answer or “butts” in front of the other students because she can’t wait her turn like the other students. The hardest thing I’m dealing with is that Jane is constantly talking out-loud, fidgeting with her toys, and also she never sits still. I am concerned about her and I would like to have a conference with you to discuss having Jane tested for attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern

- ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern Northeastern middler Gary Brown* reclines his small frame on a couch in his Mission Hill apartment. He looks like a patient on a psychiatrist's couch as he dictates his history of abuse with Ritalin and Adderall. “I started going to concerts with a friend who had a prescription and whose nickname was Bradderall,” Brown said. Ritalin and Adderall are prescription drugs commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Brown has never been diagnosed with ADHD but he started taking the drugs recreationally as a college freshman to have energy for concerts and for partying into the early morning hours....   [tags: College Study Drugs Education Essays]

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Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- ... Studies have shown that pre-kindergarteners exposed to large amounts of lead have a risk of devolving ADHD. Diet could also play a role in ADHD. British researchers found that food additives such as preservatives and artificial food coloring can increase activity in children. As a person with ADHD I can tell you what the symptoms would be. Starting with the AD (attention deficient) in ADHD, I (and others with the disorder) have experienced lack of attention. Without medicine I tend to space out....   [tags: disability, focus, behavior, symptoms]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is often referred to as childhood hyperactivity, is a severe and chronic disorder for children. It is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders, and affects 3% to 5% of the school-age population. Boys outnumber girls three or more to one. Children with ADHD can experience many behavioral difficulties that often manifest in the form of inattention, being easily distracted, being impulsive, and hyperactivity....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), more commonly referred to as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), has only recently come to notice of scientists. It affects 3.5 million people under the age of 18 and 5 million people over the age of 18. Its current cause of existence is due to defects at neurotransmitter sites, rendering patients inattentive and impulsive. However, every year more progress is made in locating the cause and finding more effective treatments....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The subject of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has undergone intense research in the past decade. Much of this is rooted in the fact that approximately 5% of children are affected with the disorder. Children with ADHD are identified as having increased behavioral difficulties because of excessive motor activities, poor self-regulation and inattentiveness. It has been found that as many as 30% of children inflicted with ADHD have learning disabilities with academic underachievement becoming a common correlate....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

- ADHD My community project is to attend Whitthorne Middle School and help out kids who need a little help with their reading and language classes. There are 8 students in the class that I attempt to help in and my entire project is based upon kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, otherwise more easily known as ADD or ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD, it is a disorder that is found in children and can continue into adulthood. The child has the symptoms of inattention and a combination of hyperactive impulsive behavior. Some children don’t develop these symptoms till late childhood or early adolescence. This disorder occurs more with boys than girls. They say it possible that boys have more of a chance genetically in getting this disorder. There are a large number of people that are affected....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

- Ritalin May Trigger Long-Term Brain Cell Changes Kids all over the country take Ritalin to relieve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drugs use has dramatically increased since first appearing on the market in 1980. Now how many college students get restless and bored when certain teachers drone on and on in their lectures. Lets face it some people can not present the work in an interesting enough way to keep our attention. So are we all stricken with ADD. Doctors have always considered the drug to be short acting, meaning that once it worked its way through the child’s system, it was gone....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tutoring College Students with ADD and ADHD

- Tutoring College Students with AD(H)D INTRODUCTION We have all heard of the schoolboy who doesn't know how to stay in his seat at school; instead he climbs furniture and makes noise during work time. We have also all known a schoolgirl who looks out the window quietly daydreaming instead of paying attention to the teacher. We now know that the hyperactive boy has a neurological disorder called attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) (Hallowell & Ratey, 1994; Latham, 2000)....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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ADHD and My Family: Searching for a More Scientific Explanation

- ADHD and My Family: Searching for a More Scientific Explanation My father, like many Asian immigrants, left India to pursue his educational goals in America in order to provide a better life for his family. He arrived in the U.S. with fourteen dollars in his coat pocket, a suitcase in his hands, and a will to succeed. For my father, in a place like America where opportunities were plentiful and where hard work actually paid off there was no excuse not to succeed. The practical translation of this belief meant that if his children worked hard in school there was nothing they too could not achieve....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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ADHD Research

- ADHD Research Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disability in which children consistently show one or more of the following characteristics over a period of time. (1) Inattention, (2) hyperactivity, and (3) impulsivity (Kirst-Ashman, Zastrow 2004). Children who are inattentive have difficulty focusing on any one thing and may get bored with a task after only a few minutes. Children who are hyperactive show high levels of physical activity, almost always seeming to be in motion....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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ADHD Impact on family

- The Impact on the Family After reading the articles Driven to Distraction and Lost in Translation, both from Today’s Parent magazine, I have learned many new things. I learned that it is sometimes not very easy to pick out a child with ADHD, even if it is your own child. It could take years to discover that a child has ADHD. It can be easily detected once the child has entered elementary school. One of the signs of ADHD is falling behind in school, or acting up and not being able to pay attention for long periods of time....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

- In this day and age, drugs are being prescribed without hesitation. Many of these drugs are being prescribed for children with various disorders. One of these disorders is called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a syndrome caused by a biochemical imbalance. It has hundreds of symptoms that appear selectively in a certain children. Some of these symptoms are distractibility, confusion, faulty abstract thinking, inflexibility, poor verbal skills, aimlessness, perceptual difficulties, constant movement, varied rates of development, food cravings, allergies, and sleeping and coordination problems....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-ADHD

- Since when I got this topic, I chose this disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD), but we did not cover at that time. When I saw the note for ADHD on D2L, I was thank to see it. So, I could choose for this paper. I chose this disorder because this disorder was most familiar to me. During summer, I worked at Camp Little Giant in Touch of Nature as a camp counselor. Camp Little Giant was a camp for people with different disabilities. The camp went for whole summer. Each week had different people....   [tags: neurodevelopmental mental disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder It is very normal for children to be more active, more energetic, less attentive, and more impulsive than adults. When parents complain that their child has difficulty paying attention, controlling his or her activity, or resisting impulses, others may dismiss these problems quickly as normal behavior and that there is no need for alarm. Behavior problems in areas such as school work, getting along with others, and inability to follow through and complete chores, have become so severe as to impair a child’s adjustment are not likely to be outgrown can hardly be considered normal....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts are constantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks you need to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives you from one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you don¡¦t notice when someone speaks to you. ¡§Tommy can¡¦t sit still. He is disruptive at school with his constant talking and clowning around....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN TREATMENT OF ADHD

- Roger Yeager PHD states “Parenting challenging kids requires that you become a chef, not just rely on a cookbook recipe” (Miller). Approximately 9.5% or 5.4 million children 4-17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with ADHD, as of 2007. As of 2007, 2.7 million youth ages 4-17 years (66.3% of those with a current diagnosis) were receiving medication treatment for the disorder (cdc.gov). The Surgen General lists ADHD, as the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. With numbers as these it seems imperative to know what works best for over 2.7 million children in treatment....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is without a doubt one of the largest social problems facing the Baby Boomers in the 21st century. The last two to three decades have seen this disorder labeled many different titles. As stated by Donald J. Brown in his article Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), 1996: “What is apparent is that ADHD is a collection of symptoms or criteria.” Labeling a child as ADHD creates a large potential for error....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

- The only thing that stands between a person and what they want from life; is merely the will to try and the faith to believe it is possible.” Many of you have heard this quote, but maybe few of you can relate to it. Taylor Wroboleski started our interview with those exact words. Nothing in this kids life has made him look at himself differently, but dealing with ADHD has proven to him that he can succeed in the social skills that so many of us take advantage of. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you don’t notice when someone speaks to you....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD

- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD When Mrs. Fallon first described this project to us, I was a little bit skeptical about it. I kept thinking that I had no problems in my life and that I didn’t need any type of conditioning. But then I thought, I’m definitely not perfect and I knew I was definitely overlooking something. Recently I was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and I felt like I was cheated out of so many years that could have been productive ones....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Medicating Young Minds

- Medicating Young Minds In the article, “Medicating Young Minds”, which was published in Time magazine, dated November 3, 2003, it is stated that using stimulant medication on the youth is harmful. The article's author, Jeffrey Kluger, states that society must find alternative ways to treat young people for problems such as; ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc. Jeffrey Kluger's argument is not very persuasive for various reasons: their ill-logical beliefs, their sarcastic tones, their opinion and lack of fact based information, and their tendency to be biased in their writing....   [tags: ADD ADHD Depression Anxiety]

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The ADD/ADHD Controversy

- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders. ADHD is a broad term, and the condition can vary from person to person. There are an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), though this is considered an outdated term. The American Psychiatric Association released the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) in May 2013....   [tags: ADD/ADHD Essays]

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ADHD and Its Treatments

- The purpose of this research was to describe and understand Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the most effective treatment options that are available today. ADHD is a mental health disorder that affects 3-9% of the population in ways that, if left untreated, can wreak havoc on the mind of the sufferer. It makes concentration difficult, large tasks seem insurmountable, and causes impulsive and hyperactive tendencies. Fortunately, research and experiments have led to new and effective treatments to help those who suffer from this disorder (Dupaul 8)....   [tags: ADHD Attention Deficit Essays Disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

- Parenting is something that no-one person is an expert and that no expert can tell you how to do it. If a person’s child is an absolute angel, does nothing wrong, and gets straight A’s; parenting still is difficult. When a child has a disorder such as ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), the child needs much more from the parent than most parents bargain for. Parenting roles for a child with ADHD change greatly; from the time that a parent needs to spend helping the child tie their shoe, or taking the child out for a run in the park....   [tags: ADHD ADD Parenting Essays Papers]

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Children and ADHD

- Give the fact that many children (and adults, for that matter exhibits some level of the symptoms of ADHD (i.e., inattention, impulsivity, or over activity), what approach could be used to ensure that children are appropriately identified with ADHD. The child who is showing some symptoms of ADHD should get the proper diagnoses and the parents should bring their child to a specialist. First of all, the child would be seen by a pediatrician or a child psychologist. The specialist would gather information from everyone, the school, caregivers or parents....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Adults with ADHD

- My entire life, I’ve always felt different; especially when it came to school. I always felt misplaced no matter what I did, and confused as to why I did things differently from others. To feel like such an outcast for years was miserable. My senior year of high school, things really started to go downhill. My feelings got progressively worse. Depression consumed my life, Anxiety went to an extreme and I had little desire to do anything. I felt hopeless. In the fall of 2006 I started attending SMCC....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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Adhd : An Evolutionary Trait

- ... Farmer theory proposed by Thom Hartman, supports ADHD as an evolutionary advantage in Nomadic settings by stating those who exhibit ADHD symptoms have origins belonging to nomadic tribes and suggests that ADHD symptoms occurred as a result of adaptive behavior as those who contained a gene variant associated with ADHD were better nourished as opposed to those who were absent of this gene expression. To support this, this theory references a study done by Glickman & Dodd in 1988 stating that those who scored higher on self reports of ADHD questionnaire could ‘Hyper-Focus’ on one task for a long period of time....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Effects of ADHD on Adults

- ADHD is known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of the symptoms of adult ADHD are similar to the symptoms of child ADHD. Those who suffer with ADHD struggle with the inability to control their daily lives. ADHD not only affects the individual who has it, but it also affects everyone around them. Extensive research has been conducted on ADHD and to date there are still no definite answers as to what exactly causes this disorder. Theory suggests that ADHD is caused by a neurological and chemical deficiency that affects the development of the central nervous system....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Effects of ADD/ADHD

- Affects of ADD/ADHD Robert was a typical two-year old boy always running and jumping around. In kindergarten, he couldn't remain seated during group time and moved between centers, leaving each a mess as he ran over peers. Third grade teachers began to talk to Roberts parents: he was blurting out answers and his desk was constantly crammed full of papers, toys, and books. In junior high, assignments done at home were never turned in and Robert received lunch detention for constant talking. He was late to class every day in high school because it was impossible to wake him....   [tags: hyperactivity, disorder, children, teaching]

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Symptoms of ADD/ADHD

- You know that person; the one that can’t stay on subject, the one who will be talking then all of a sudden the conversation goes off in a totally different direction, like a squirrel searching for nuts that keeps dropping the one it is carrying because something else caught its eye. Chaotic, frazzled, impulsive, unorganized, daydreamer, procrastinator, inattentive, goof off and lazy are just a few descriptions of an adult that has Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]

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Caring for Children with ADHD

- ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has been a recognized disorder for over 50 years. There are three different types of ADHD. The disorder affects both males and females. ADHD does not affect intellectual ability, individuals with this disorder are just as smart as others. Doctors and researchers are still not sure why some people have ADHD. Researchers show that the disorder of ADHD probably genetic and that it may be inherited....   [tags: attention deficit, hyperactivity]

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Differences in Perception in Children with ADHD

- Differences in Perception in Children with ADHD ADHD children seem to always be in motion. They can find it hard to complete tasks they¡¦ve begun and planning ahead is difficult. These children occasionally appear to be oblivious to what takes place around them. Then there are other days when these children appear to behave just fine, apparently unaffected by the disorder. This can pose a problem for the affected youngsters as it leads others to think that the ADHD children can readily control these behaviors....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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ADHD Throughout the Years

- Many researchers are finding more valuable discoveries about ADHD. With these new researches will parents raise a concern about their child’s health. Chances are, most parents will ask questions, as well as do research for logic reasoning. Although most parents should consider using treatment like therapy or counseling. These options should be considered first, instead of prescribed medication. Most parents do not want their child to be labeled as “Special” or “ADHD”. Why. These labels are used as in relating to a disorder....   [tags: Children, Health, Disorder]

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Increase in the Number of ADHD Diagnoses

- Johnny will not pay attention in class. He is constantly interrupting the teacher when she is talking. He continues to get up out of his chair without permission. Ms. Brown is at her wits’ end. She is scheduling a conference with Johnny’s parents, as she suspects he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD. ADHD is diagnosed as a condition that affects children and adults who exhibit “inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsive/compulsive behavior (CNN). However, the diagnosis entails more than this simple explanation....   [tags: Students, Psychology]

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Adhd And Its Effects On Children

- The CDC shows that on average approximately 11 percent (6.4 million) children have been diagnosed with (ADHD) as of 2011. This number has increased. Approximately 6.1 percent of these children are on medications for ADHD treatment. Among the states ranking the highest in ADHD diagnosis in 2011 were Kentucky, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These three states ranged from 13.3 percent to 14.8 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD. Nevada, New Jersey, and Colorado are among the states with the least amount of ADHD diagnosis....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Medicine]

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ADHD Children and Cocaine in Disguise

- ADHD Children and Cocaine in Disguise According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately five million children between the ages of three and seventeen were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder as of 2008. That is about eight percent of school children within the United States; however, males are about two to three times more likely to have ADHD than females. As confirmed by the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), about 56 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD as of 2003, were given stimulants (Mental Health in the United States: Prevalence of Diagnosis and Medication Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder --- United States,...   [tags: stimulants, health, damage, conditions]

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The ADHD Rating Scale-IV

- The ADHD Rating Scale-IV is designed to be used with children ages 5 to 18 and consists of scales for the Home and School. The Home version is also available in Spanish. The scales are rated according to symptom frequency on a 4-point scale of 9 to 3 (never or rarely) to (very often) and each has 18 items. The checklists are designed to be completed by parents and teachers who have observed the child for six months. Divided across four age groups, the scores are reported as percentile ranks separately for boys and girls....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Moving Beyond ADHD

- Moving Beyond ADHD Friends are the family you choose. As a teenager, when it is hard to relate to your parents, friends become the day-to-day emotional support that everyone wants and needs. I suppose the search for a group of friends with whom you can share yourself completely is one of the "struggles of adolescence." Disabled or not, this can be one of the toughest struggles of young adulthood. Having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has always complicated this for me. The symptoms of ADHD have been described as disconnection between impulses and the knowledge of consequences....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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The Struggle Of Writing With Adhd

- ... I don’t remember all the tests I endured, but I do remember going to 3 neurologist, a language/learning specialist, psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician and multiple days of review and looking at my results which all pointed to my disorder. This beginning process took a total of 8 weeks to complete. It was at that point I was give and IEP or Individualized Education Program to help me succeed in school. My mom even took special parenting classes at the local church to help with learning and how to support and raise me in new ways....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Sebastian Is Dealing with ADHD

- Sebastian is a Preschool student who atttends For His Glory Early Education Center school in Puyallup, WA. Sebastian of the last year has be displaying very concerning behavior in his preschool class as well as at home. Sebastian has displayed several signs of being delayed in both social skills as well as cognitive skills. Furthermore, Sebastian often times displays behavior of being unable to concentrate suring curriculum time, being very disruptive in class, and has several out burst when faced with learning skills that he is not familiar with....   [tags: emotion, behavior, interacts]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- ... Many psychologists are developing behavioral interventions that parents, teachers and others can use to help kids focus and control their impulses. This article is significant to me and to many others who are similarly situated in the sense that it explores additional coping mechanisms and treatment to children afflicted with ADHD, which in my case is applicable since I have a son afflicted with ADHD and Tourette. According to the article, the three main classifications of behavioral interventions that may be used in easing or treating ADHD refer to 1) parent programs; 2) teacher programs and 3) therapeutic recreational programs....   [tags: medical condition, learning differences]

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Adhd And Its Impact On Mainstream Schooling

- ... Furthermore, individuals will: squirm and fidget, make careless mistakes, loose things often, do not seem to listen, be easily distracted, and do not finish tasks. However due to the unreliable complex diagnosis of ADHD and the symptoms of the disorder being common in so many pupils, there is huge scepticism around whether or not ADHD is a real condition. Sir Jeremy Heywood states “It 's a description rather than a real disease." And neuroscientist Bruce D Perry proposes that, children are being 'labelled ' as having ADHD when there could be other reasons for their disorder....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... This results in over-diagnosis. By contrast, children of parents from a poorer socioeconomic status tend to be less likely to present their children for diagnosis, resulting in an under-diagnosis for this segment. Treatment The advancement of pharmaceutical treatments for ADHD children has also contributed to potential diagnosis problems, though this form of treatment represents a major breakthrough as well. Pharmaceutical treatments with drugs that counter hyperactivity and contribute to improved focus, notably stimulant-based medications, have been determined to improve ADHD symptoms (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Disorders have become a very highly controversial topic during the last decade. Attention Deficit Disorder, also known as ADD, is a broad, almost generic term for the different types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical manual of the American Psychiatric Association offers us this definition: “ADHD is a disorder that can include a list of nine specific symptoms of inattention and nine symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity.” In addition, the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia provides this interpretation: “ (a) chronic, neurologically based syndrome, characterized by any or all of three...   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... Both drugs are said to alter the activity in the front region of the brain by affecting neurotransmitters important to this region. The medication can help the child maintain attention, impulse control and many other aspects in the child 's behavior. The second treatment being discussed is Parent Management Training course in which they can help the child and inform the parents on ways in which they can help her child cope with the ADHD. This would be the first step to a parent not only helping his or her child but as well as helping themselves....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... The difference between normal distractibility and disordered distractibility is clearly explained. Disordered distractibility affects two or more aspects of a child’s life such as their education, social life or family interactions. Those who do not understand the way disordered distractibility hurts a child’s social and educational abilities may be assessed to try and diagnoses normal distractibility as a disorder. In “The Rise and Rise of ADHD” by Sami Timimi and Nick Radcliffe, ADHD is proposed as not actually being a medical disorder, but instead an unreliable classification by unreliable professionals....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... Many children and adults who have ADHD often have other diagnoses such as depression, bi-polar, learning disability, anxiety, and more. ADHD was first mentioned in 1902 by a doctor by the name of Sir George Still, however it wasn’t until the last 1960s that the American Psychiatric Association recognized ADHD as a medical disorder rather than a spiritual one. It is thought to be that ADHD can be caused by many things. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, chances are increased if a mother smokes or drinks during pregnancy, there are birth complications or low birth weight, exposure to lead, neglect, genetics, and even food additives....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

- “ ADHD, a disorder beginning in childhood, characterized by a persistent inability to sit still, focus attention on specific tasks, and control impulses,” contributed by Michael Woods to Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common mental disorders of childhood. Many children grow out of ADHD by adolescent or adult years, but many do not. Studies show ADHD in adulthood is more severe and may cause long term effects. Diagnosing ADHD is very difficult, because most children are inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive at least some of the time....   [tags: ADD Childhood Children Kids]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... If these symptoms are recognized in children and have occurred multiple times, the child should be tested for ADHD. Take into consideration that kids have tons of energy and become moody when tired, so if these symptoms have been noticed a few times wait for more instances. More importantly, it is not just in little children because it can also be recognised in teens. If there is a suspicion that a teen has ADHD more attention should be put on them for “teens with ADHD may also have more problems when they are driving cars....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Adhd : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Although given specific subtypes and indicators, within these symptoms lies a “zone of ambiguity” which may lead to an increase of diagnosis (Parens and Johnston, 2009). The issue of the DSM’s attempt to label those is the issue of severity. It attempts to give a diagnostic label to different children with various levels of severity and different collections of symptoms. Because children’s behaviors may be sporadic and unpredictable, a haziness appears within what levels of symptomatic behavior are clinically significant versus what levels are normal in the typical adolescents....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- ... This can either be a sign of the kid having ADD or ADHD but it must be a chronic issue. If it is a rare or random event then it can be just an outside source distracting the student, but if its ADD or ADHD then it is a life time problem that needs to be addressed to the parents. The inability to focus will not only affect you in school, but in every other aspect of life if it is left untreated. Andrew Colman of the University of Leicester said “areas like the pre frontal cortex that use dopamine to communicate tend to be shrunken in people with the disorder”....   [tags: focusing, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition in which a person not only has a great difficulty concentrating for more than a few minutes but also is inattentive, impulsive, and overactive” (The Developing Person Through the Life Span, page 310). Both children and adults are diagnosed with ADHD, but children hold a higher percentage of this diagnosis because the disorder usually appears in early to middle childhood. “The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADHD were diagnosed earlier” (Web, CDC)....   [tags: symptoms, diagnosed, overmedicated, attention]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... I was given one medication that did not work at all. Then a physician prescribed Cylert, a medication that required routine blood work to check for side effects where liver enzymes could become elevated, which they were. I knew this was a concern for my parents whether this was the right thing to do. I understood this could lead to serious liver problems. Unfortunately, I was in that category and after a few years I quit taking Cylert and things were fine. My grades were average and was less fidgety and hyper....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... Next, sites with the ending of “.COM” or “.ORG” should not be considered reliable. Websites that end in “.COM” can be created by virtually anyone. Also, anyone can create an organization and end a site with “.ORG.” When a site ends in “.EDU” or “.GOV,” this indicates that the site was created by an educational institute or a government agency. These two are often the most reliable sources of information. The NIMH created a site with the purpose of informing readers about ADHD and ADD. The site discusses the three subtypes of ADHD, which include Predominantly Hyperactive –Impulsive, Predominantly Inattentive, and Combined Hyperactive-Impulsive and Inattentive (NIMH, 2015)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... Symptoms related to the hyperactivity or impulsivity related category include; fidgeting and/or squirming especially when seated, inability to stay seated, excessive need to run and/or climb, unable to play/perform leisure tasks that require quiet or calm contexts, feels uncomfortable staying still, excessively talks, has trouble talking in turns during play and/or in conversation (APA, 2013). Prognosis The prognosis for people diagnosed with ADHD varies depending on the degree of the symptoms presented in each individual....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Self-Regulated Learning

- Ever since I can remember I have been a hyperactive child, I always find it difficult to pay attention and keep myself focused. I have learned over time to focus and stay on task when needed, and fix my distractions so I can regain focus on the class, teacher, or my homework. I do apply myself with subjects I love. The skills that I possess well are self-awareness and goal-setting. Lana Becker, educational researcher implies “Self-regulated learning requires students to make deliberate choices and consciously select and employ effective strategies so that learning will take place....   [tags: Coping with ADHD]

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ADHD in Adolescent Males and Its Effect on the Family Structure

- ADHD in adolescent males and its effect on the Family Structure There has been a vast amount of research done on the affects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD on adolescent males. The primary focus of this paper will study adolescent males with ADHD and how it affects their family structures. This paper will examine the articles, Prevalence of attention deficit-/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comorbid disorders in young male prison inmates, Parental efficacy and child behavior in a community sample of children with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and lastly Family Interactions in Children With and Without ADHD....   [tags: mental health, inmates, stress]

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Not Just Your Kid's Problem: Adult ADHD

- Not Just Your Kid's Problem: Adult ADHD Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Everyone has heard of it. A few years ago every newspaper and weekly magazine had a feature about the disorder. The disorder was mostly associated with school-aged children because that was the time when most of the symptoms surfaced. Today ADHD is the most common behavior disorder diagnosed in children and teens. ADHD refers to a group of symptoms that begin in early childhood and can continue into adulthood, causing difficulties at home, at school, at work, and within the community if not recognized and treated (1)....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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How Can You Tell if an Adult has ADHD?

- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is usually associated with childhood problems in development. A child who exhibits hyperactivity, lack of attention, and impulsiveness is often suspected to have ADHD, which is sometimes also referred to as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Not all of these children exhibit these characteristics during their adulthood. However, many adults who demonstrate these behaviors are often not diagnosed with the condition and may suffer from its effects due to lack of proper treatment....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- It can probably be said that the average adult thinks of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as just an excuse for not dealing with life’s issues or maybe it is just another way of saying “I can’t handle it” or “I’m so disorganized”. It may help to understand ADHD if we explored the symptoms, diagnosis, effects and treatment of it. The symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is indicated by a lack of attention to details, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, failure to follow through or finish set tasks, easily distracted, and forgetful in daily activities....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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Ritalin and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD

- Ritalin and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD Ritalin is a drug that many of us have probably heard of. It is a drug prescribed to students with ADHD. Is a drug whose use is very beneficial for our children, or is it a drug that should be cautiously prescribed and saved for only the worse ADHD. I feel that people should use more caution in the prescription of Ritalin. The term ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Its characteristics are people whose minds are often wondering, focusing on many different things at once....   [tags: essays papers]

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Behavior Disorders in Children: A Look at ADD & ADHD

- In today’s society children can be super ramped up especially with all the sugar and junk food lying around. Most parents may start to wonder if sugar or a short temper is all that is affecting their child. A child can exhibit multiple signs of anything when observed closely enough. Many parents do not want to acknowledge that their child may have an issue far beyond their control. According to the article, "Children Who Have Attentional Disorders: Diagnosis and Evaluation.” which can be found in Pediatrics in Review, children who have Attention Deficit demonstrate basic signs of inattention, impulsivity, and over activity....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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The Correlation Between Smoking During Pregnancy And Adhd

- ... All of the subjects were non-Hispanic Caucasian males aged six to seventeen. Through separate interviews with the children and their parents, the blind rater’s obtained the majority of the research information. This method of inquiry eliminates any bias, therefore leading to a more effective study. Blind raters used the DSM-III-R-based structure for the interviewing process. In addition, the procedure involved individually questioning the parents, the siblings, and possibly the patient, providing he is over the age of twelve....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Medication

- According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All children show the same symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with ADHD should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity....   [tags: ADHD, Disorders, Children]

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Lack of Concentration in Students

- Kids of all ages around our country, have some difficulty to concentrate in school and get their task done. Some children start in an early age which develops a bad habit later on in life. Reason why this occurs in children and some adults is result of ADHD, a disorder that creates lack of concentration and lack of controlling energetic behavior. It can also mean that it’s hard for the person to be organized with their life and turns it into a habit. Children with poor concentration in school and educational work, can affect them later on in life if not treated or start to be organized in their own time....   [tags: ADHD, school, homework]

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Growing Up With Adhd ( Adhd )

- ... No two cells touch one another. This result in a gap called a synapse that needs to be crossed so chemicals called neurotransmitters is released from the nerve cell and crosses the cap to the next cell. The neurotransmitters that play the largest role in ADHD are dopamine and norepinephrine. These is due to several defects in the production of these neurotransmitters, such as making sure there is enough in the synapse or performing quality assurance on the previously produced transmitters. People with ADHD effectively have "blockers" on the axon receptors in the frontal-striatal are of the brain which helps regulate executive functions of the brain such as controlling impulsivity, concen...   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Children With Adhd And Adhd

- ... Siegel-Itzkovich, (2011) review emphasized about the mother conducting research about ADHD after a doctor looked at her son for a few seconds and diagnosed him with ADHD, the mother was not edger to start giving her son medication. He also pointed out some research which included but not limited to; the most common treatment for ADHD are stimulants such as amphetamines that ironically, have a calming effect on children suffering from ADHD. In correlation to Siegel-Itzkovich, (2011) review the studies of A Pottegard, B....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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ADHD in Females

- ADHD in Females Grace is a second grader. She sits quietly with her hand folded in front of her and watches tv. She sees Dumbo and thinks of the stuffed elephant on her bed. She remembers her brother winning it for her at a carnival, where she got to ride a pony and eat cotton candy. A few minutes pass, and Grace has no idea what is happening around her or on the cartoon. She is not worried, because there really isn't a time that her mind is not wandering. Grace is a well mannered little girl, but suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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Overview of ADHD

- 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....   [tags: Brain Function, Public Awareness]

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ADHD and Adolescence

- ADHD and Adolescence Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a common mental disorder whose definition continues to change. Most clinicians make a diagnosis off of a list of symptoms in three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. There are three different subtypes of ADHD: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type if both the inattentive criteria and the hyperactive/impulsive criteria have been present for the past six months; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type if the inattention criteria are met but the hyperactive/impulsive criteria has not been present for the past six months; and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity...   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]

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Adhd : Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder ( Adhd )

- ... Attention Deficit Disorder was later renamed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “Finally, it was realized that there were different types of ADHD and it was broken down into inattentive, hyperactive, and mixed types,” says Hunter. Before the 20th-century symptoms of ADHD were considered a moral problem of children and their parents and discipline or punishments were known to be the best treatments. Around 1955 Ritalin or known as methylphenidate in the doctor world was the first drug approved by the FDA....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of Adhd

- ... ADHD is an acronym that stands for “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder” (Runnheim, Hazelkorn 842). A kid who has ADHD typically is unable to focus in class. My own definition for ADHD is, someone who cannot focus all the time. According to Prevalence of Diagnosis and Medication Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD is, “previously known as attention deficit disorder, is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by pervasive inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that often results in substantial functional impairment” (Morbidity, 842)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Behavioral Mental Illness: ADHD

- For my research project I chose to study ADHD. Last spring I was diagnosed with ADHD and I decided that now would be a good time to learn more about the disease. ADHD is prevalent in family, as well as the population as a whole. In my family, 4 out of 5 of my paternal grandparent’s biological grandchildren have been diagnosed with ADHD. This disease also affects the world. An estimated 7-8% of children and 4-5% of adults in America have been diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD is a behavioral mental illness that is characterized by “distractibility, inattentiveness, restlessness, and impulsivity”....   [tags: imbalance, chemicals, brain]

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ADHD and Marijuana Use

- Question: What affects does marijuana use have in patients that have ADHD. Thesis: It is true that many people who have ADHD also abuse substances and they are miss diagnosed and do not get the proper treatment. This is the most common co-occurring disorder and very difficult to diagnose. Although the cause of ADHD is unknown, it is alleged to be a brain-based biological disorder; substance abuse however is a combination of cognitive, behavioral, and physiologic disorder. This combination also makes it difficult to treat because People with the ADHD condition have problems with control of impulse behaviors, paying attention and some may be found out to be very active....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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