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Attention Deficit Disorder

- Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder otherwise known as ADD is a condition that refers to an individual’s inability to control their own behavior or impulse(McEwan 70). This can begin in early childhood and interfere with children’s ability to do well in school and social situations. These patients also have troubles blocking out noise or other stimuli in order to focus on a task or what is being said. ADD is a chronic problem that can be seen as early as infancy and can extend to adulthood....   [tags: Papers]

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Adderall: Is Medication the Answer?

- Adderall: Is Medication the Answer. When growing up, nothing is more frustrating then giving your best effort in your school work and continuously being unsuccessful. The effect it can have on a child is very damaging. Students may feel inadequate and non-intelligent in the classroom setting growing up, not to mention, being confused all at the same time about why school is such an ongoing battle for them. Why are these children trying so hard and never having any success. It is more and more common today; more than ever we see children having these problems inside and outside of classrooms all over the world....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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- LORENZOS OIL Project IV STEPS 2 & 3 Article 1 1. What is property P. Increase in brain activity 2. What is the sample. The 16 boys 3. What is the population. All children 4. What is the implicit question. Why is there a difference in brain function between normal kids and kids with ADHD. 5. What is not the implicit question. Do all children have a property p. 6. What type of argument. Sampling 7. what did they look at. They looked at 16 children who were diagnosed with ADHD six were not. 8....   [tags: essays papers]

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Dream Weaver

- The TV Drug Substance abuse does not always come in the form of fine powders, dried herbs, or fermented hops. Equally seductive are the bright lights and blaring sounds of the television. Quite often, people will sit down for their favorite program and do not get back up for hours. They start with the intention of watching one sixty minute show. Then, an advertisement for a new crime drama plays, and they just have to check it out. Not long after, they notice that Turner Classic Movies is playing their favorite childhood film....   [tags: Child Development ]

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- Ritalin Abstract Ritalin (Methylphenidate) is a mild CNS stimulant. In medicine, Ritalin's primary use is treatment of Attention Deficit /Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The mode of action in humans is not completely understood, but Ritalin presumably activates the arousal system of the brain stem and the cortex to produce its stimulant effect. Recently, the frequency of diagnosis for ADHD has increased dramatically. More children and an increasing number of adults are being diagnosed with ADHD....   [tags: essays research papers]

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If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today!

- If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today. Anyone who has ever raised children knows that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It seems as though everyone has an opinion about how children should be disciplined and motivated, but very few of the people who are giving advice have ever actually raised children of their own. Moreover, it is more difficult to motivate your child now than ever before. There are more and more influences that pull children and teens further and further from the morals and values that their parents are trying to instill....   [tags: Parenting]

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The Influence of Childhood Mental Disorders On the Quality of Public Education

- It is becoming more and more common in the contemporary world to see a child with some sort of mental disorder. Fortunately, it is usually not as serious as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but nonetheless it is a great stress for both the kid, their family and people around them. According to the reports by the U. S. Surgeon General and the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (2010), four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers....   [tags: home schooling vs public schooling]

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Is the World Wide Web Causing a World Wide Woe?

- Many people view the internet as the World Wide Web, connecting the population together and sharing information on a global scale. However, others look at it as a grotesque web that is entangling humanity with unintelligence. Whether positive or negative, it is indubitable that in the past years, society has become extremely reliant upon the internet. Every day, millions of people around the world use the internet for many different purposes: commerce, communication, social networking, work, education, entertainment, and more....   [tags: Internet ]

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What are The Ccauses of Not Getting Enough of Sleep?

- Snooze more than less Think of what people normally do in their daily lives; two important aspects of our lives are simply sleeping and eating. Between these two necessary routines, healthy sleeping habits are just as important as a healthy diet. However, teenagers don’t give it much thought. It turns out that inadequate rest can impair many aspects of their lives; as a result teenagers really need to figure out a way to improve their sleeping habits from now on. American teenagers remain ignorant about the amount of time they spend on sleeping, and they never realize its critical role and the hazards of not getting enough of it....   [tags: studying, playing, sleep-deprivation]

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Experimental Medication on Children with Autism and Fragile X Syndrome

- Imagine being a parent who just had a baby. One’s baby doesn’t speak when it should, it stops walking, then finally it stops making eye contact. There is no communication at all. Surely, most parents would be concerned and take one’s child to a pediatrician to discover what is wrong. That’s when one is told the child has Autism or Fragile-X Syndrome. Knowing the difference between Autism and Fragile-X could potentially have a major impact on the choice one make when it comes to a child. As a result of using experimental drugs on children with Autism and Fragile-X Syndrome, children have been negatively affected, entire families have been negatively affected, and new disability characteristi...   [tags: health, psychiatry, disabilities]

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Drugs and Their Effects on Women from Utero into Adulthood

- Women carry a heavy burden when it comes to the survival of our species. For nine months, a woman is the temporary home and life support that keeps a fetus alive and healthy. Unfortunately, if any one woman decides to put herself before the developing child inside of her, there can be damaging consequences. There are many things, both legal and illegal, that can radically alter the outcome of the child growing inside of a woman. Alcohol and drug consumption during pregnancy in many places around the world is seen as taboo, while others are less mindful of the potential effects of such choices and in some cases actually condone drug use during pregnancy....   [tags: women's responsibility in survival of the species]

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Aretha Franklin Knew What She Was Talking About

- “All I’m asking is for a little respect when you get home. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it means to me. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, take care TCB.” The notorious, veracious lyrics of Aretha Franklin’s song “Respect” probably ring in everyone’s ears as soon as they hear the word respect. Through the power of music, Aretha Franklin recognized the importance of instilling necessary words into everyone’s head. Hopefully everyone understood the lyrics well enough so the words pop into their head at the most essential times....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Girls on the Edge, by Dr. Leonard Sax

- Girls on the Edge by Dr. Leonard Sax, is all about the things that are driving a crisis for girls. The book cites sexual identity, the cyberbubble, obsesssions, and environmental toxins as the four main factors. The book is 272 pages and was published by Basic Books in July of 2011 and sells for around 13 dollars for a paperback copy or 20 for the hardcover edition. The book begins with an explanation of teenagers and how they are different from the teenagers of 50 years ago. More and more teenagers are depressed, and on medication....   [tags: Girls on the Edge]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD)

- Diagnosis and Treatment This paper was designed to address the diagnostic similarities and differences between Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) as described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (2013), as well as treatment options for children that have been diagnosed with either of these behavioral disorders. Also included is information regarding differential diagnoses for ODD and CD, cultural implications, and general considerations to keep in mind when working with children that have either disorder....   [tags: diagnosis, treatment, child behavior]

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Proper Management of ADD Can Lead to Success

- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a neurological condition that causes a person to be easily distracted and impulsive. If identified and treated at an early age, children with ADD can lead normal, productive lives, and can actually develop advantages from some of the condition’s traits. If not dealt with at an early age, ADD can be difficult to manage, and can result in more serious problems, such as substance abuse or depression. The most common symptoms of ADD are selective attention, distractibility, impulsivity, and sometimes hyperactivity....   [tags: Attention Defecit Disorder, Neurological Condition]

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Mindfulness Meditation: A Natural Practice with Superhuman Capabilities

- Have you ever wondered if your brain could process quicker, come to conclusions easier, stay focused longer, make decisions swifter, be healthier, or even live longer. If you answered yes, there is indeed a way to do so; you two just haven’t been introduced yet. If you’re thinking of some breakthrough technology, a revolutionary medicine, or perhaps that someone has finally discovered the fountain of youth, think again. Not a breakthrough technology, but rather one of the oldest practices in human history, mindfulness meditation....   [tags: asian buddhist, efficiency, brain]

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The Perfect America: Executed With a Given Curfew

- What did he do your honor. I know he was out with his friends late at night, but he would never commit a crime like this. This is how many American parents explain their children to the judge. When a mother can’t face the fact that her child committed a conspicuous crime, she will start to express her personal emotions. In the judicial system emotions get you nowhere, if your son/daughter were where they were supposed to be they wouldn’t have encountered this situation. This is the problem that no curfew conflicts on the public society....   [tags: keeping youngsters under control]

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The Meaning of Quantitative and Qualitative Research

- The Meaning of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Quantitative and Qualitative are two different forms of research that complement each other either from a numerical standpoint or a descriptive one. Quantitative research comes from a numerical perspective and qualitative research comes from more of a descriptive perspective, though they cannot be described with these specific terms, they need to be elaborated on to get more of an overall understanding. Quantitative research expresses data in a numerical fashion and its main focus is to supply information and to determine relationships between variables (Guts, 2014)....   [tags: Research, Numerical Standpoint]

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Cluster Analysis: An Introduction in Psychological Contexts

- In market research, companies want to know where shoppers will be most likely to buy their product. In medicine, geneticists study the genome and gene expression to determine a priori who may develop Alzheimer’s, survive cancer, or have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In psychiatry, physicians have examined patient response patterns on depression questionnaires to differentiate those patients with chronic, personality-stable depression from those with situation-specific or acute depression....   [tags: market research, genome, ]

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Autism: How Did My Child Get It?

- Autism affects 1 out of 80 children each year. Autism is a life changing situation for a family that has a child with this disorder. In 2003 my life completely changed when I was informed my son was autistic. Like many parents, I had no idea what autism was and I had never heard of it before, and no doctor really could explain it. In the article What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder?, the writer Arshya Vahabzadeh a child psychiatrist shows us the truth of the matter is that science and medical professionals are still unaware of what may be the cause of this mental disorder....   [tags: mental condition, neurological disorders]

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Debate Summary: The Causes of Depression

- In unit seven, this learner took part in a debate involving the causes of depression. Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that can be detrimental to a person’s way of living. For centuries, psychologists and researchers have been searching for a single cause of depression, identifying two perspectives to date. The cognitive-behavioral perspective includes influences of faulty thinking that develops from low self-esteem and or a learned helplessness. In addition, cognitive-behavioral perspective indicates environmental influences such as poor living conditions and socioeconomic issues as causes of depression....   [tags: Mental Health]

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The Effects of Poverty on Children

- When analyzing children growing up in poverty a lot of factors come into play such as their physical, psychological and emotional development. To grow up in poverty can have long term effect on a child. What should be emphasized in analyzing the effects of poverty on children is how it has caused many children around the world to suffer from physical disorders, malnutrition, and even diminishes their capacities to function in society. Poverty has played a major role in the functioning of families and the level of social and emotional competency that children are able to reach....   [tags: educational setbacks, depression, stress]

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Tourette's Syndrome: Much More Than Tics

- Tourette’s syndrome is an interesting disorder that is continuously being investigated and conducted with experimental research today. The underlying causes are still currently being determined by doctors and researchers and there is not one specific cause that can be linked to such disorder. The unpredictability of symptoms displayed with the syndrome and the comorbidity of other related disorders make it much more complicated to treat. Although there are many factors that contribute to this psychological condition, only time will tell whether treatments and drugs can help tackle Tourette’s once and for all....   [tags: symptoms, causes, experiments]

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Effects of Domestic Violence to Children

- Case Study The case represented by Smith’s family is a real situation that affects most families in America where cases of child abuse has been reported. Parents neglect children and the process evolves to something complex. The neglect always has devastating effects to both the children and the family as a unit. These effects are far much reaching if not corrected early enough. Once these effects turn out to be chronic, chances of passing them over to the next generation are very high. This is why there is always a constant universal to take care of the young ones....   [tags: child abuse]

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Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Fact or Fiction?

- While the United States has seen an apparent epidemic of pediatric bipolar disorder cases over the past two decades, other countries’ numbers have remained flat. Experts in the field are sharply divided on the existence of this epidemic. There are books and studies, as well as documented cases which tend to support the notion of an epidemic. There are also books, research studies, documented cases of misdiagnoses, and even malpractice suits which question the validity of this epidemic. Kathleen Stassen Berger touched on the subject in her text, Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence....   [tags: misdiagnosis, malpractice lawsuits]

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The Scientist that Overcame the World

- The Scientist That Overcame the World Albert Einstein was a world renowned scientist that may be considered one of history’s greatest scientist with his creation of the Theory of Relativity or, E=MC^2. He was born in Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany on March 14, 1897. His father’s name was Hermann Einstein and his mother’s name was Pauline Einstein. (Hasday) Though despite his outstanding success he had very many problems throughout his life that he had to struggle greatly to overcome. Albert Einstein overcame failure by pursuing his intellectual dreams, working hard to make a life for himself, and achieving the nobel prize in physics....   [tags: Albert Einstein, quantum physics,geniuses]

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The Healing Power of Music

- Usually, when one considers what they can do to fight off a cold, relieve pain, or alleviate mental illness, the first things that comes to mind may be to take over-the-counter drugs or prescribed medications. However, the cure to these and many other infirmities may be found within your own ipod. Music, in its many forms, can and should be used as a healing instrument. While it may not completely alleviate the need for drugs, it's possible that music therapy could accompany medical drug use in order to lessen the amount of potentially harmful medications often consumed by patients....   [tags: music, healing, ]

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Children, Adolescents & Psychotropic Medication

- Psychotropic medications, also referred to as psychiatric or psychotherapeutic medications, are used to treat psychiatric disorders, such as: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They have been used for many years and oftentimes come with dangerous side effects. The side effects that often occur in children taking these medications can include: fainting, blurred vision, vomiting, extreme weight gain, and even death ("Seroquel information,” n.d.)....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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The Benefits of Organic Produce

- Each day Americans consume untold quantities of pesticides and other chemical additives in the foods we eat. Currently all consumers have only one choice to limit exposure to pesticides in their food: to buy organically farmed food. I realize that organic foods are more expensive than commercially farmed foods. However, one can offset the higher cost of organics by growing his or her own vegetables. Not only that, the consumer would benefit by knowing which products have the highest levels of pesticides and buy them organic instead....   [tags: Agriculture Organics Food]

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How Drugs Destroy Athletic Ability

- The human body can do a magnitude of activities, from running to climbing to lifting extremely heavy objects that can all go away in the blink of an eye by using drugs. One of the key things to a healthy and athletic human is cardiovascular ability, or the strength of the heart and how efficient it is pumping blood throughout the body. Just by preforming around thirty minutes of exercise a day, can improve the body’s cardiovascular health drastically. Just by preforming that little bit of exercise a day the body can reduce in fatty weight....   [tags: legal issues, the human body, ]

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George Ruth's Life and Accomplishments

- Do you think its fair that players are credited for what they do, when cheating the game. Mark McGwire excelled at the game of baseball and got credit for all of his accomplishments; yet, he cheated the game and used steroids. Babe Ruth, considered one of the greatest baseball players to play the game of baseball, who never cheated and set a great example for all who play baseball. Baseball has drastically changed over the years, especially in the cheating scandals of steroids; Babe Ruth set a great example by excelling in the sport and doing it clean, contrasting with Mark McGwire....   [tags: baseball players, drugs, mark magwire]

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The Dangers of Amphetamine Use

- Amphetamines have been around since the 1800’s. Lazar Edeleanu is the chemist who took the chemicals from a plant called Ma-Huange, found in China and synthesized the drug. Amphetamines were first used to treat asthma patients because it would clear the passage ways. The drug was sold only inside of inhalers then later in the mid 1930’s it was used to treat narcolepsy, depression, and later used to stay awake for long periods of time. Amphetamines were very popular with truck drivers and college students because it would help them stay awake to make their loads and help them complete their assignments....   [tags: Amphetamine Essays]

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Tourette syndrome's Description and Analysis

- Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by motor and phonic tics usually starting in childhood and often accompanied by poor impulse control (Chiu, 2013, p.405). The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, the pioneering French neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86-year-old French woman (, 2013). Tourette syndrome was once considered to be a rare a condition that causes a person to make repeated, quick movements or sounds that they cannot control....   [tags: neuropsychiatric disorder, tics, control movement]

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Eating And Children

- "You are what you eat", is a common old adage heard in western culture, which promotes healthy living and eating. It is certainly not uncommon to hear the latter with the latest health and fitness fervor held my many westerners. There is evidence to suggest that primitive humans believed that physical strength and abilitiy could be attained by consuming certain animals. For example, the early Cherokee Indian tribes believed that by eating venison one could inherit the swiftness of the animal....   [tags: Health Nutrition]

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Parents Vs. Child Vaccination

- INTRODUCTION Vaccinations: a life saver or a harm to children. This is a major controversial topic that needs to be looked at. A majority of the population receive their vaccinations, but it is the 8.2% that refused and the 5.8% that delayed and refused, that need to be educated more about vaccines saving millions of lives (Smith et al.). There are many pros and cons to vaccinations that are equally significant. By looking at the outcome, vaccines are very important and cannot be dismissed without a valid reason....   [tags: outbreaks, epidemics]

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- Focus Everyone has problems concentrating once in a while, moments when the words on the page don't seem nearly as interesting as one's own thoughts. Most everyone has days when they feel an unexplained burst of exuberance or restlessness . Maybe it was a promotion or a messy break up, but the work just wouldn't get done and not for lack of trying. Now imagine everyday like this, every day filled with frenetic energy that cannot seem to be channeled into anything productive. Sure it might be fun for a while, but what about when you really need to get something done and it doesn't happen....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Pros and Cons of Ritalin

- I. DEFINITION OF ADD AND HISTORY OF RITALIN When Jason was five, his mother, Cathy, had to take him out of preschool because of his temper tantrums. She tried behavior management and parenting courses, to no avail. Eventually, Jason was diagnosed with ADHD and given the stimulant Ritalin, which controlled his outbursts. "It was like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde," Cathy said. Jason flourished for the next six years, even winning his fifth-grade citizenship award. In sixth grade, however, his medication stopped working, and he became aggressive again....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Ritalin Abuse on Campus

- Ritalin Abuse on Campus Throughout most of her childhood, Jessica Miele* was viewed by her family and peers as a strange girl. Her hyperactivity, trouble in school, and drive for music left her parents confused with what to do with him after several frustrating years. At age 14, Miele was sent from her home in New York to Vermont Academy, a boarding school in the mountains. It was there that she found his gifted ability to exprses herself creativley through art and music, and formed close friendships with her roommates....   [tags: Research Papers Drugs Papers]

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The Dangers of Ritalin

-      The parents of six year old James Patrick Smith receive a phone call from the school guidance counselor informing them of their child's recent hyperactive behavior. After a short conference, the guidance counselor suggests to the parents a solution for young James' problem; as a result, the family visits their family doctor and the doctor diagnoses James with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) during a one hour appointment. To remedy the disorder, the doctor prescribes the "savior drug" for ADD patients; children are almost always fed the drug Ritalin, a prescription medicine that packs a strong euphoric punch (Machan 151)....   [tags: Argumentative Health ADD Essays]

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Tourette's Syndrome

- Tourette's Syndrome Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) is a sporadic or inherited complex neuropsychiatric disorder (not an illness) influenced by neurological, psychological, and sociological factors. It is characterized by involuntary tics - sudden, rapid, recurrent nonrhythmic movements or noises that occur repeatedly in the same way (Temple, 2003). The symptoms include: both multiple motor tics and one or more phonic tics (which may or may not include vocalizations and which sometimes include outbursts of swearing) present at some time during the disorder although not necessarily simultaneously; tics occur many times a day...   [tags: Papers]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

- Did you find yourself catching the “winter blues” this season. What about when spring or summer arrives. Do you find yourself acting out or the ordinary. Maybe you’ve caught Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a mood disorder that is taken serious by some but many others fear that it is simply an excuse for other to bring themselves down. It is not any different from a sign of serious depression, therefore can be life threatening if not given the proper treatment. In fact Seaonal Affective Disorder is a subtype of depression....   [tags: Psychology]

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Behavior Management Strategies

- 1.Different schools of thought provide perspectives on behavior and behavior management. Chapter 1, Basic Concepts of Behavior and Behavior Management, presented an overview of behavioral, psychological, and sociological approaches to behavior management. Compare two of these approaches and explain how their perspectives are similar or different with regard to behavior, behavior problems, discipline, attitude, responsibility, and consequences. This candidate believes that the behavioral approach and the psychoanalytic approaches have a few similarities and differences, when it comes to behavior management....   [tags: Behavior Management ]

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Attention Deficit Disorder

- After a long day of hard work, I was exhausted and really hungry; I hear my stomach making weird noises. I grabbed the keys from the kitchen's table and put my sweater on. I decided to eat something fast but healthy. While I was driving to Wendy's, I was thinking about my order: a large salad, with a large orange juice and bowl of fruit. I was waiting for my turn when I saw Suzy, one of my old friends from high school, she was on the first table with the cutest, adorable, talkative and charming girl I ever seen....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Childhood Conduct Disorder

- Introduction: A History and Brief Overview of Conduct Disorder Conduct Disorder has been a part of the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manuel (DSM) since its original release date in 1994. Although, there is new information about the disorder that was previously unknown, Conduct Disorder is distinguished by a “repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate norms or rules are violated” (American Psychiatric Association, 1994.) This mild, moderate, or severe antisocial behavior begins to appear either in childhood, categorized as early-onset conduct disorder , or in adolescence after ten years of age, clas...   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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Cognitive Assistive Technology

- Cognitive Impairments Today’s classroom looks vastly different than classrooms even a decade ago. Teachers today need to be aware of different impairments and the impact it has on the tools they will be using to aid all of their students ability to reach their full potential. Students with cognitive impairments bring with them a unique set of challenges for the student and teacher to both overcome. Cognitive impairments encompass a vast array of qualifiers which makes accommodating for the student seem more problematic than is the reality....   [tags: education, teachers, students]

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Sleep Health Effects

- Everyone has experienced the late night movie marathon, the extensive studying prior to final exams, and the staying up all night letting the mind wander. These one night, every once in a while habits can become routine if not monitored by the individual. Sleep is essential to one’s overall well-being and the consequences to not receiving adequate sleep is extensive. These occasional habits occur more often than one would believe. Studies from and have shown a significant increase in negative sleep habits resulting in injury....   [tags: illness, physical harm, vehicle accidents]

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What´s Spiritual Development

- Spiritual: I think spiritual development determines and helps with how a child behaves during this stage. Depending on the type of spirituality and connection of a higher source, it helps to teach and distinguish between right and wrong. I believe this helps with the state of mind that many young children carry throughout this stage life. In the district where I am employed, the community is a big believer in God. In my class when we I have discussions on certain topics, the students always refer back to the bible or their believes....   [tags: metamemory, dyslexia, misbehaving]

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Tourette Syndrome Basics

- Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder represented by unintentional tics and vocalizations. Simple and complex are words that are used to describe the two types of tics. Although the cause of Tourette syndrome has not yet been discovered, existing research believes it is caused from abnormalities in specific regions of the brain. These abnormalities make the nerves communicate with the brain improperly. Many people with Tourette syndrome undergo further neurobehavioral tribulations including lack of concentration; impulsivity and hyperactivity....   [tags: neurological disorders]

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Schizophrenia in Children

- Schizophrenia In Children For most families who are expecting, the welcoming of a child to their lives can be one of the greatest gift in life. The gift of a child however, is very life changing for any parent, as it requires great responsibility, patience, love, caring, and help from others. When a happy family in California had their first newborn baby girl named January in August 8, 2002 they did not know what great burden had come into their life. From the beginning of Jani’s life (short for January) showed completely different behaviors compared to those of other children around her age....   [tags: diagnosis and effects on the family]

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

- ... Including, lack of reasoning skills, do not learn from mistakes very often, irrational behavior, and no cause and effect thinking skills. Marks older brother James is 31 months old. Though the two of them showed many of the same behaviors and symptoms of FAS, James was older and had an entirely different attitude and problems. He also showed no language development, but did not show evidence of emotional reactions. Also he did not respond well to social approaches from children or adults. He had horrible sleeping habits, often waking up in the middle of the night and wondering around and playing with toys in the dark....   [tags: mental and physical birth defect]

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- Until recently, people with ADD were considered stupid and in some cases un-teachable. Famous people including Newton, Leonardo da Vinci and Einstein have been suspected of having ADD or ADHD. ADD is a little-understood but surprisingly common brain imbalance. The disorder is genetic, according to some researchers, and it usually manifests itself first as childhood hyperactivity. But as the physical restlessness wears away during puberty, leaving mainly the attention span symptoms, the syndrome becomes harder to spot....   [tags: Papers]

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Attention Deficit Disorder

- Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects thousands of people in the United States. Over the past decade, media focuses have been primarily on children with the disorder and the effects of the traditionally used medication, Ritalin. It is important to note that A.D.D. does not target only children, but it also greatly affects adults because it is not a condition than can be outgrown or cured. Furthermore, it has become critical, since more doctors have become specialists on this disorder, thus presenting the many ways in which it affects the life of a human being....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Psychology and Computers

- Psychology and Computers For this paper I decided on the topic of how computers influence my chosen profession, and since I am a Psychology major this paper is going to be about Psychology and Computers. I plan to study School Psychology in particular. Where to begin. Computers affect so many aspects of Psychology. Let us start with the basic computer which is the calculator. We Psychology major’s use the calculator all the time, particularly in the class of test and measurements, are shown how to administer a test to students, adults, etc… Then shown to calculate the different results and the different formulas we use and what the formulas mean....   [tags: Psychological Technology Essays]

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Neurofeedback and ADD

- Neurofeedback and ADD What is ADD. ADD is an acronym for Attention Deficit Disorder (this can also be known as ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder]). “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is characterized by an age-inappropriate level of inattention, with or without impulsivity and overactivity, that occurs across settings, causes functional impairment and cannot be attributed to another disorder” (Mercugliano 831). This is one of the most common psychiatric disorders amongst children today....   [tags: Neurology Disorders Papers]

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Attention Defecit Disorder

- Attention Defecit Disorder Attention deficit disorder, also called ADD, is defined as 'a disorder primarily a characteristic of childhood, marked by a consistent problem in paying attention,' in the book, The Lifespan by Guy R. Lefrancois (1999). It is more common among boys than girls but can effect all ages. Focusing on children between the ages of five thru ten, it is estimated that three to five percent, which is 1.35 - 2.25 million, of all children are living with ADD. When accompanied by serious hyperactivity, ADD is labeled as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD....   [tags: ADD Behavior Disorders Essays]

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add and ritalin

- ADD and Ritalin Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a problem that affects 5% to 10% of all children. ADD affects more children than any other childhood problems except asthma. It is estimated to be the largest single cause for first referrals to child guidance clinics throughout the country, making up as many as 40% of those cases. Many ADD cases are not diagnosed because the problem most often does not show in the doctor’s office. Current estimates suggest that approximately 50 to 65% of the children with ADD will have symptoms of the disorder as adolescents and adults....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Attention Deficit Disorder

- Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a problem that affects 5% to 10% of all children ADD affect more children than any other childhood problems except asthma. It is estimated to be the largest single cause for first referrals to child guidance clinics throughout the country, making up as many as 40% of those cases. Many ADD cases are not diagnosed because the problem most often does not prevail in the doctors office. Current estimates suggest that approximately 50 to 65% of the children with ADD will have symptoms of the disorder as adolescents and adults....   [tags: Papers]

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The Dark Side Of A Wonder Drug-a Selected Collection Of Testimony On T

- The Dark side of a Wonder Drug-A Selected Collection of Testimony on the Safety of Ritalin "We give our children every day, yet we punish adults for taking speed," stated a concerned parent(Ritalin Zone). A trip to the principal's office used to mean big trouble. These days, more kids are showing up in the school office just to get their midday dose of Ritalin. Ritalin, the drug used to treat hyperactivity in children, is being seized on by a generation worried about controlling inappropriate behavior....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Television is NOT the Sole Cause of Violence in Children

- Violence in Children Is Not Just From TV Most parents expect a four year old to be very active and zealous, but never violent. However, some children exhibit violent behavior, such as running around the playground kicking, karate chopping and biting other children. The following example is based on personal experience. In 1997 this was the case with a family in Georgia who had a son with these behavioral problems. The parents took their child to counseling in order to figure out what the problem was....   [tags: Violent Behavior Kids Adolescent TV]

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Students with Learning Disabilities Offered Success in College

- Students with Learning Disabilities Offered Success in College Registering for college courses can be straining for even the most organized college student. Knowing which courses to take, and what order to take them in, can be more than confusing to the already over-stressed student body. This process is even more strenuous for students with learning disabilities. Registering for classes is just the beginning for learning disabled students. Kyle Turin, a freshman with Dyslexia, at Northeastern University is dismayed at the lack of attention he feels he is getting....   [tags: School Education Essays]

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How Physical Activity Can Improve on Overall Health

- How Physical Activity can Improve Overall Health and Personal Development Benefits Of Physical Activity The benefits of exercise extend far beyond weight management. Research shows that regular physical activity can help reduce your risk for several diseases and health conditions and improve your overall quality of life. Regular physical activity can help protect you from the following health problems. Heart Disease and Stroke Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle, lowering your blood pressure, raising your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels (good cholesterol) and lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels (bad...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Environmental and Biological Influences in the Classroom

- Environmental and Biological Influences in the Classroom The fourth grade class that I looked at had a number of different personalities. Some of the differences can be attributed to either environmental or biological causes. Some of the differences I thought might be something that was due to environment however, after talking to the teacher, Mrs. St.Germain, I changed my opinion to being a characteristic due to the biological influences. Some of the differences I noticed I thought where due to genetics or biological causes....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]

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Study Drugs: A Student's New Best Friend?

- Study Drugs: A Student's New Best Friend. Many people who want to lose weight wish there was a “magic pill” that would eliminate the process of dieting and exercising. Those looking for fun, have the “love pill” commonly known as ecstasy. In an age where everything comes to us so easily, where feelings don’t have to be felt but chemically induced instead, one might address a common problem college students face hoping to find a simple solution. Stuck in the library with a term paper due the next morning and thoughts of your empty bed just waiting for you is not a far fetched scenario for most college students....   [tags: Research Science Scientific Essays]

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Accommodating Different Learning Styles in the Classroom

- Accommodating Different Learning Styles in the Classroom “Learning styles.” What are learning styles. Various researchers have created different tools that categorize the way people acquire and retain information. Some of these include Gardner’s multiple intelligences, McCarthy’s 4-Mat System, and the Myers-Briggs personality type indicators (Ebeling 2000). Haar, Hall, Schoepp & Smith (2002) define learning styles as “individual differences in the way information is perceived, processed, and communicated.” There are two main points to cover when discussing learning styles....   [tags: Education Teaching]

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The Effects of Television on Child Development

- Our generation has been raised in a technological advanced world and there has been definite controversy over many of these innovations that this new culture has brought. An innovation that has troubled the youth of America for many years is television. Although there is no certainty to eliminate this 'plug-in drug,'; there are many ways to control and monitor your television as a parent.      Children between two and eleven years of age watch an average of 25 hours of television a week.(Children's Television) Which means that children spend more time watching television than in school....   [tags: TV Television Children Argumentative Essays]

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Parenting a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder

- A Mothers Journey of Parenting a Child With Attention Deficit Disorder Taylor pulls his gum out of his mouth and twists it around his finger. The long, pink swirls turn into magic ropes, tying up the enemy. His finger becomes an alien from another planet that must be contained for the universe to be saved. The enchanted lasso quickly binds the alien. One look at him and its easy to see he is not “with us” but visiting “Planet Taylor.” _____________________________________________________ I remember thinking with great pride that my son was not like the rest....   [tags: ADD Parent Children]

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Methylphenidate: Calming Chaos or Cultural Genocide?

- Methylphenidate: Calming Chaos or Cultural Genocide. Energetic, rowdy, animated. These adjectives, often used in describing the routines and milieu of the child, are now not as accurate as they once were. Words such as focused, calm, and attentive can be applied more readily. The differentiating characteristic between these two groups—methylphenidate. A central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, methylphenidate—more commonly known as Ritalin—is drug prescribed in the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) ((1))....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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my interest in psychology

- my interest in psychology I have always been intrigued by the mental processes of humans and animals. As a young child and into adolescence, as a student and teacher and as a caregiver, I have always been interested in psychology in one form or another. This essay will reflect not only the development of my interest in psychology, but the development of myself as a person. I was born into a family with Native American heritage that practiced a strict protestant religion. As a child, I would often wonder why people's attitudes, behaviors and beliefs could be so different from one another....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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Abnormal Psychology: Bipolar Disorder

- Bipolar Disorder Mental illness has plagued human kind for as long as we have been on this earth. The science of psychology has made great strides in past century. The stigma of being mentally ill has begun to fall away and people are finally starting to get the help that they need to recover. Bipolar disorder is one illness that we have come to more fully understand. Through assistance from a psychiatrist, family and medication a patient with bipolar disorder can enter remission and live a normal life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Cri-du-Chat Syndrome

- Introduction The growth and development of a prenatal baby is sometimes taken for granted by the parents, but one little change in a chromosome can result in a variety of genetic disorders. Discovered by Dr. Jerome Lejune, Cri-du-Chat Syndrome is the production of a deletion in the short arm of the chromosome number 5. Cri-du-Chat Syndrome has a number of symptoms, but the distinctive feature is the cat-like “mew” that infants produce, which is what the syndrome is named for. This rare genetic disorder affects an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 live births, is more common in females (a 4:3 ratio), and is seen in all ethnicities....   [tags: Facial Gestalt, Autosomal Deletion]

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Conduct Disorder

- Early childhood behavioural problems have long been thought to be a risk factor for future violence and antisocial behaviour. Specifically, conduct disorder (CD) is thought to be the precursor to antisocial personality disorder (APD) (Fergusson, Horwood, & Ridder, 2005). In fact, the DSM-IV hypothesized that there is a progression from Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), to conduct disorder and then in adulthood to antisocial personality disorder (Fergusson et al., 2005). This is an interest to researchers because early problematic behaviours are associated with negative outcomes later in adolescence and adulthood, such as: crime, substance abuse, mental health problems, unemployment, teen...   [tags: Childhood Influence, Behavior Development]

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- Joshua Coatsworth Dr. Renshaw IL 2928 February 14, 2014 Forest Grove School District vs. T.A. (2009) Background T.A. (protected as a minor) attended Forest Grove School District in Oregon, from kindergarten through his junior year in high school. During his junior year he was removed by his family and was enrolled at Mount Bachelor Academy. The family believed that the majority of his problems involved learning deficits and an inability to focus. They helped him complete the majority of his schoolwork due to difficulty with work and the inability to focus in class....   [tags: ]

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My Challenged Friend

- Learning from My Mentally Challenged Friend From the time I was two years old until I was about seven Steve had been my best friend. He and I went over to each other's houses all the time. At that age I was very friendly and loving to everyone but very over-active. I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) so I was boisterous and restless. Everything was great until second grade when Steve's parents began to dislike my behavior because I was so "hyper." That's when they wouldn't let Steve be my friend anymore and eventually he was forced to cut off contact with me....   [tags: Friendship Essay]

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Classroom Observation Report

- Classroom Observation Mrs. Laners’ teaches first grade at Smallville Elementary School in Smallville, Ohio. Her class is made up of nineteen students, eight of which have been diagnosed with ADHD. In addition to ADHD one student has also been diagnosed as oppositionally defiant, meaning he does the opposite of what is being said to him. He is the only student to have his own desk; all other students have assigned seats along three long tables on one side of the classroom....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report 2014]

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adolescent depression

- Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tend to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Adolescent depression is greatly under diagnosed, and leads to serious difficulties in school, and personal adjustment. The reason why depression is often overlooked in children is because children are not always able to express how they feel. Therefore, teachers should be trained in dealing with depressed youths, and to advise the parents of the child to seek professional treatment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bipolar Disorder

- Bipolar Disorder The severe mood fluctuations of bipolar or manic-depressive disorders have been around since the 16-century and affect little more than 2% of the population in both sexes, all races, and all parts of the world (Harmon 3). Researchers think that the cause is genetic, but it is still unknown. The one fact of which we are painfully aware of is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success. Because the symptoms of bipolar disorder are so debilitation, it is crucial that we search for possible treatments and cures....   [tags: Bipolar Psychology Depression Essays]

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Hyperkinetic Children

- Hyperkinetic Children Hyperkinetic is just another word for Hyperactive. Hyperactivity describes children who show numerous amounts of inappropriate behaviors in situations that require sustained attention and orderly responding to fairly structured tasks. Humans who are hyperactive tend to be easily distracted, impulsive, inattentive, and easily excited or upset. Hyperactivity in children is manifested by gross motor activity, such as excessive running or climbing. The child is often described as being on the go or "running like a motor", and having difficulty sitting still....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Against Mainstreaming

- Against Mainstreaming Faced with skyrocketing costs and wildly uneven results, nearly two-thirds of the states are sketching plans to limit special education spending. Most hope to save money by pushing disabled children out of the small, specialized classes (that many of them need to succeed) and into crowded, ill-equipped classrooms where they will compete with non-disabled peers. On the other hand, some parents and teachers see this as beneficial, because it allows the special child to interact with other “normal” children and therefore learn at the same pace; these parents ask for this action....   [tags: Papers]

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Kurt Cobain

- "I had a good marriage, and for that I'm grateful...but I've become hateful toward all humans in general only because it seems so easy for people to get along that have empathy." Kurt Cobain, in his 'suicide note', found next to his corpse on Friday, April 8th 1994, stated his hatred towards human society. Dead at 27, he remains among one of the most monumental and controversial lyrists in history. In spite of his tempestuous marriage with drug addict, Courtney Love, reckless drug abuse, and a childhood drained of emotion, Cobain escalated to become the epitome of a rockstar - an alluring misfit who spent every waking minute under surveillance by either drug officers or the Time magazine pap...   [tags: Cobain Biography Musician Drugs]

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- Cau yon reab mwat I aw mriting. If yon caunot reab it waybe is is decanse this is hom a persou with byslexia wight reab somethiug. A person with dyslexia has a very difficult lifestyle to live. To understand dyslexia you must be aware of the causes, effects strategies, and teaching methods for coping with the disease. “Dyslexia means having difficulty with words in reading, spelling and writing – in spite of having normal intelligence and ability” (Make the Connection). Scientists have been interested in dyslexia for a long time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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