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Analysis of over-diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- The mental health community has been noticeably slow in identifying that there may be a problem with diagnoses and prescriptions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health government publication, “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General” notes a rise in concerns regarding over-diagnosis and overprescribing of stimulant therapy, by stating there may be "inappropriate diagnosis and treatment" taking place (National Institute of Mental Health, 2001)....   [tags: mental health community, diagnoses, prescriptions]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Autism in the Classroom

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Autism in the Classroom When teaching it must be expected that there will be students that have behavioral disorders. These disorders must be taken into consideration when giving these students the best education possible. Teachers must accommodate to these children and incorporate them into the daily classroom. Every teacher has their own methods of doing this and can use their creativity to come up with these strategies for teaching. Some strategies may not work, so instructors must put much thought into how they are going to accommodate to these particular students....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Disabilities]

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The Illegal Use Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- The illegal use of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder stimulants has become increasingly popular during the late 1990s on American college campuses (DeSantis 450). Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by either difficulties with inattention or hyperactivity and impulsiveness or a combination of the two. In response to this rising issue, everything from informational sessions to stricter drug enforcement has been considered. The most problematic drug of this ADHD stimulant abuse is Adderall....   [tags: Science, Scientific method, Social sciences]

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Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Classroom

- ... ADHD treatment is the best solution to a set of individual drugs for children, behavioral, psychological integrated treatment model. Medical therapy: the basis of all treatment, appropriate drugs can quickly and effectively reduce hyperactivity, impulse control, increased attention. Side effects include loss of appetite, headache, insomnia, etc., but not the side effects will occur, even if there is a also have some countermeasures. Therefore, timely feedback to the parents or doctor effects and side effects of drugs, the doctors decided to use the drug will be of great help....   [tags: brain dysfunction, parents]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and The Prescription a Psychostimulant Drug

- ‘Boisterous’, ‘energetic’, and ‘spontaneous’ were once adjectives used to describe the behaviour of normal, healthy children. These days, similar behaviours might be labeled ‘problematic’, ‘hyperactive’, and ‘uncontrollable’, often resulting in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the prescription of a psychostimulant drug (Lardizabal, 2012). According to the DMS-V, ADHD is described as a combination of “inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)....   [tags: uncontrollable, problematic, hyperactive]

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The Proper Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is thought to effect between two and seven percent of all childhood population, and roughly five percent of all adults. (Heal and Pierce 713-738, Weiss and Weiss 27-37) Kids and adults with ADHD exhibit a wide variety of symptoms ranging from inattention to impulsivity to hyperactivity, all of which can be treated with a correct application of modern medicine. (Jones 12-20) But as concerned parents look harder at modern treatments many begins to raise concerns about unwelcomed and unnecessary side effects such as increased chances of problematic cardiovascular issues....   [tags: Psychology]

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Children With Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- Summary Research Question and Hypothesis The study was conducted to assess the efficacy of a behavioral management technique that is intended to assist in impulse regulation in children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The experimenters hypothesized that a cueing procedure would increase the frequency with which the participants raised their hands before talking. Also, they hypothesized that there would be collateral effects on an untargeted behavior, which would be a reduction of participants talking out of turn (Posavac, Sheridan, & Posavac, 1999)....   [tags: Psychology, Reinforcement, Experiment]

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Teaching Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Education is the key to success and life. When children start school, that school is like their job which they have to attend and accomplish work. After all most teachers want their students to have a good education and understand the curriculum. However, not all the kids are the same. Humans are all unique with different processing techniques. Some even have special needs like children with ADHD. This makes it hard for the kids to pay attention to the teacher and focus on doing their work. These kids are smart but just need different techniques to help them learn....   [tags: education, learning, adhd]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder “ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is like living in a fast moving kaleidoscope where sounds, images and thoughts are constantly shifting.” (NIMH-ADHD) ADHD can be very frustrating and difficult for children. Medication and treatment are available and have been proven effective. Parents can also get frustrated and they could do something wrong. ADHD is effectively treated with medication and therapy. There are three basic types of ADHD....   [tags: Behavior Disorders ADHD NIMH]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed disorder among children (1). The disorder affects approximately 3-5 percent of children of school age (1), with each classroom in the United States having at least one child with this disorder (1). Despite the frequency of this disease in the United States, there still remains many discrepancies about the disorder itself, starting from the diagnosis and frequent misdiagnosis of ADHD, as well as the question of whether or not ADHD is an actual medical condition, or just a "cultural disease" (3)....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder "Robert daydreamed so much that he was pulled out of school. Frank went into such trancelike dreams that one had to shout at him to bring him back. Equally problematic were Sam's restlessness and verbal diatribes. Virginia, too, demonstrated a tendency to talk on and on. Thomas experienced school problems, in part because of his high energy. Nick's tendency to act without thinking caused him to have several scrapes with death and near-tragedies, such as plunging to the earth from the roof of a barn, clutching an umbrella” (Cramond)....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the US

- Some people say that the United States of America has become an ADHD country in this 21st century. For example, the psychiatrist Young (2007) noted in his book ADHD Grown Up A Guide to Adolescent and Adult ADHD, that around 9 million teenagers and adults are diagnosed with ADHD (p.3). In fact, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder is one of the most common developmental and growing problems of teenage students. Some drugs are used on adolescents who have symptoms that significantly affect their performance at learning in order to fix them on the short run....   [tags: teenage students, drugs, treatment]

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Jeremy Peirce

- Paying Attention to the Deficit ADD and ADHD are commonly talked about as if they are different diseases, they are actually the same disease. In recent years, ADD has disappeared due its similarity to ADHD. ADD was, in the past, a separate disorder because it focused solely on the inattentive side of things. ADD is now a part of ADHD because it is referred as a sub-type to ADHD. ADHD is an attention disorder that is becoming more commonly diagnosed and treated due to misdiagnoses and misunderstanding of how to deal with the disorder....   [tags: dopamine, gene, brain]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Personality. For a typical person with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) sitting down to do a task such as homework can be agonizing, the physical act of staying in place, being as difficult as concentrating on the work. The person with ADHD may go on in life to have social problems because symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity, are mistaken as laziness or self-centeredness (14). The problems of ADHD often develop further manifesting as compulsive disorder, depression, school and job failure, relationship trouble, and substance addiction (5)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Nature Deficit Disorder, By Richard Louv

- Most adults can remember walking to and from school, playing and hanging out outdoors, and having to be home by sundown. Unfortunately, Americans, ranging from children to young adults, have never experienced the freedom and do not know a time before computers. In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average American boy or girl spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day, and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen.("Health Benefits - National Wildlife Federation")....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

- Introduction:      Most people have heard of the term Attention Deficit Hyperactive (ADHD) disorder. “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that interferes with an individual’s ability to attend to tasks (inattention), inhibits one’s behavior (impulsivity), and may interfere with a person’s ability to regulate one’s activity level (hyper-activity) in developmentally appropriate ways (Barkley 19)”. The most important job for teachers and parents is to separate fact from fiction, to clarify what we know and don’t know....   [tags: ADHD Disorders 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 Hyperactivity Disorder and the Student

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Student Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common obstacles that some students face in the process of learning. ADHD is often confused with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is very important to understand the difference between ADHD and ADD. It is also very important to understand the symptoms and behaviors associated with ADHD, as well as the causes and treatments available. After a complete understanding of the basics of ADHD, a closer look at the education system is essential....   [tags: Teaching Educaion ADHD]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, is one of the most common mental disorders among children. (Elia, Ambrosini, Rapoport, 1999) It affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, with approximately 60% to 80% of these children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood, causing a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain. There are two types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an inattentive type and a combined type....   [tags: ADHD Disorders Health Essays]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Works Cited Not Included Descriptions of ADHD symptoms have been stable since the mid-19th century. Even as early as 1863, the public's view of the disorder started to emerge in a poem by a German physicist which depicted 'Fidgety Phil's' classic sign's of ADHD (6). In 1902, experts classified children suffering form ADHD as mentally retarded, socially inept or even emotionally disturbed. It wasn?t until the 1940?s that experts classified it as a neurological disorder....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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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 Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder What is ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD) is mostly an organic problem, which tends to run in families. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder in childhood. An estimated 3 to 5 percent of the general population suffers from the disorder, which is characterized by agitated behavior and an inability to focus on tasks. ¡§ In the early 20th century, American doctors were discussing children who had problems similar to those described by George Fre*censored* Still, who was the first know researcher in Attention Deficit research....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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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)

- 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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ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

- ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder When I first heard about ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder), I thought, “C’mon. This psycho-babble has gone too far.” I saw psychologists, researchers, lawyers, teachers, parents, all talking seriously about this claimed disorder. But what I didn’t think about was where this information was coming from. Many talk shows have featured ADHD, where self-righteous citizens cheer, boo, and hiss like a jury at some medieval witch trial....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Imagine living in a world where sights, sounds, images and thoughts are constantly changing and shifting. Unable to focus on whatever task is at hand, your mind wanders from one activity or thought to the next. Sometimes you become so lost among all the thoughts and images that you don't even notice when someone is speaking to you. This is what it is like for many people who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders among children....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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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, more commonly known as ADD or ADHD, has become much more common recently. As of 1994 the DSM-IV stated that about 3%-5% of American school aged children have this disorder. While it is quite a few children, what I find to be even more interesting are the male-to-female ratios within the disorder. They range from 4:1 to 9:1. According to Wade, Carol &Travis (2000), boys make up 80 to 90 percent of all ADHD cases. What I've looked into finding out is why there is such a gender difference....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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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)

-             From the day I entered kindergarten class at the age of five my accomplishments in school have been tainted by behavioral problems. Every week my mother would inevitably receive calls from teachers and principals complaining about my inattentiveness and hyperactivity in the classroom. I never had a problem with the work and I was always one of the smartest students in my class so my parents just assumed that I was a rambunctious child. My parents completely subscribed to the belief that “boys will be boys” and although I certainly was reprimanded for my behavior, the last thing to have crossed my parents’ mind was that this type of behavior was a symptom of a disorder....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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How Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Big Business

- Public awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) went from being under diagnosed to being over diagnosed. These days, teachers, counselors, and parents will diagnose a child with having ADHD disorder if he/she has disruptive behavior. Yet, the public does not know if ADHD is it an actual psychiatric disorder, a behavioral problem, or a school-based learning and interaction problem. Although it seems that ADHD is a socially constructed disorder rather than a valid neurobiological disorder, Pharmaceutical companies’ advertisements bombard the media convincing parents that medications are the best cure for their child to behave properly....   [tags: psychotropic drugs for ADHD]

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Do You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

- ... In order to be diagnosed with both you have to have a mixture of both symptoms for the same required amount of time present by age 7. “The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians collect the following information when evaluating a child for AD/HD: A thorough medical and family history.” (Wolraich, 45) A medical examination is an examination that uses the DSM-IV-TR, which tests the neurologic status and general health of the patient. Then they conduct a comprehensive interview with the patient’s family members, teachers and the child in order to receive all perspectives relating to the issue....   [tags: disease, medications, brain, symptoms]

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Adhd And You Help People Understand Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- ADHD and You Many children suffer from ADHD every day and their parents or loved ones are always trying to look for more accurate information on how they can make their child feel more comfortable in their own skin. The website that was chosen to be evaluated was www.adhdandyou.com. The ADHD and You website aims to help people understand Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how it is managed ( ADHD and You, 2014). ADHD and You give the reader a good insight on how to help a child who has ADHD....   [tags: World Wide Web, Web page, Website, The Reader]

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Anthony Johnson 's Interview With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Anthony Johnson is a 7-year old, African American male, currently living in a foster home with his older brother Randy, age 8. He has been living in this home since he was 5, having been removed from the care of his birth-mother Danielle. At age 5, Anthony attempted suicide at school, due to the neglect at home. He disclosed to school officials that Danielle was abusing drugs, and that he was not cared for, and felt unloved. Following this attempt, the school filed a report with (ACS) Administration of Children Services, including allegations of educational neglect, and reporting Anthony’s allegations of Danielle’s drug use....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Foster care]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( Ocd )

- Some symptoms of Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are fear of germs, perfectionism, and rituals. When someone has OCD they are afraid of germs and might constantly be washing their hands or cleaning their room. Someone who suffers from OCD needs everything to be perfect and they might organize their closet by color size. Their rituals calm their anxiety. Certain rituals are things such as checking the stove a certain number of times to make sure it is off or tap their finger a number of times just because it makes them feel better....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Adhd As A Chronic Disorder

- Another definition for ADHD being a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that causes problems with attention spans (self-monitoring), activity levels (social interaction), and executive functions (organization and sequential skills). ADHD Accounts for as many as 60% of all child referrals to outpatient mental health clinics. U.S. Surgeon General “Satcher acknowledged that there is some overtreatment of ADHD in children, he believes "there are a lot of children who have not been diagnosed who could benefit from treatment.” Approximately 40% to 70% of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not outgrow the symptoms, which persist into adulthood a...   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Neurobiology of a Disorder or a Difference?

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Neurobiology of a Disorder or a Difference. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a phrase that has moved out of the realm of pure science or psychology and into common parlance. Like depression, the public has a general and vague sense of the "type" of person who may have ADHD, and has heard the name Ritalin, the main drug used in treatment, bandied about. As the name of the disorder implies, its symptoms present generally as "inattention and a combination of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors" (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Over-diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- The Over-diagnosis of ADHD In Bobby's second grade classroom, his teacher threw up her hands and said, "That is it!" On that very morning, Bobby leaped out of his seat seven times to go sharpen his pencil, each time accidentally colliding into other students desks and chairs, sending papers and books plunging to the floor. Bobby screamed out comments to every slightly comical part of the book that the teacher read. His teacher's last straw was when, after repeatedly kicking the desk in front of him, it toppled to the floor, spewing all it's contents to the ground....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Ritalin, and the Brain

- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Ritalin, and the Brain Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly referred to as simply ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed disorder among American children today. According to the National Institute on Mental Health an estimated 3 to 5 percent of school age children are affected by this disorder. (1) There are more diagnosed cases of ADHD of in the United States than there are anywhere in the world. The main symptoms of ADHD include "developmentally inappropriate levels of attention, concentration, activity, distractibility, and impulsivity." (1) While the number of people diagnosed with ADHD increases dramatically every year, there...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Developmental Learning Disorder That Affects One 's Reading And Spelling Skills

- The article that was chosen for this summary was about Dyslexia which is a developmental learning disorder that affects one’s reading and spelling skills. The title of the article is “Cortical Signatures of Dyslexia and Remediation: An Intrinsic Functional Connectivity Approach.” This study was written and conducted by Maki S. Koyama, Adriana Di Martino, Clare Kelly, Devika R. Jutagir, Jessica Sunshine, Susan J. Schwartz, Francisco X. Castellanos, and Michael P. Milham in New York University Medical Center (NYU)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Appropriate Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- Appropriate Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Education Political correctness and the constant fear of impending litigation from any number of sources has forced society to find other means through which they can control their children. Though other avenues for treatment exist, recent developments in educational and familial systems have produced a situation where children are over prescribed stimulant medications to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for educational purposes....   [tags: Teaching Education Research Papers]

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Ritalin is Not the Solution to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Ritalin is Not the Solution to Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder         Parents should stop making hasty decisions and consider alternatives when deciding whether or not to use Ritalin, a drug prescribed for children with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD[H]D. It is important for parents to realize a hasty decision, on their part or on their doctor's part, may lead to a misdiagnosis of their child's true condition which may just be an overactive child. If parents are treating just an overactive child with Ritalin, they may just be "Drugging Up" their child for no good reason....   [tags: Drugs Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Is Medication Safe for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

- The use of drug therapy for children with ADHD has escalated to an alarming degree in this “pill popping” world. Most parents as well as educators became more demanding for a “quick fix” for children who have been diagnosed with academic and behavioral problems (O'Dell & Cook, 2004 ). There has been increasing concern about the potential adverse side effects of these medications. Prescriptions and drugs for ADHD come with discussion and directions for use, and the purpose of the drugs. The section for side effects often comes in technical language and small print, and many people do not read this section at all....   [tags: drug therapy, adverse effects]

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Article Review : The Disruptive Or Adhd Child

- Core Challenge Article/Chapter Review I choose to review the article The Disruptive or ADHD Child: What to Do When Kids Won’t Sit Still and Be Quiet, the Attention Deficit PowerPoint, and the Misunderstood Minds Chapter 2 Video. I found the article The Disruptive or ADHD Child: What to Do When Kids Won’t Sit Still and Be Quiet fascinating. According to Cook, A large number of students in an inclusive classroom with disruptive behavior have some form of behavioral disorder, including ADHD, ODD, or CD (Cook, 2005)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Effects Of Amphetamines And Its Effects On Society

- Trouble concentrating. Can’t stay awake. Want to lose weight. What would you say if I told you there is a legal drug that could help you with all of those. Would you be willing to take it even though you may not have a prescription from a doctor. Amphetamines have become one of the most used and abused drugs on the market today. While they are used to help many different disorders, they are also highly addictive. Amphetamines are being obtained both legally and illegally. Although, amphetamines are prescribed and used to treat many different neurological disorders, ranging from narcolepsy to attention deficit disorder, they are becoming highly addictive among our society....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Acknowledgement Of The School Of Art And Design

- Acknowledgment In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah for the strengths and His blessing in completing this thesis. Special appreciation goes to her supervisor, Madam Norarifah binti Ali, for her supervision and constant support. Her invaluable help of constructive comments and suggestions throughout the experimental and thesis works have contributed to the success of this research. The researcher would like to express my appreciation to the Dean, School of art and design (UiTM Kedah), Dr Azhari bin Md Hashim for his support and help towards my postgraduate affairs....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Children Should Not Be Prescribed Psychiatric Medication

- 4,404,360. That is the number of children on ADHD medications as of 2013. That is nearly half the number of all children taking psychiatric drugs ("Number of Children"). There is quite a bit of controversy over the issue of children taking psychiatric medication to treat ADHD. Some people believe that medications have negative side effects so they should not be taken by children, whose brains and bodies are still growing and developing. Medications are overprescribed, and other forms of therapy should be tried instead....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Children With Adhd And Children 's Social And Academic Development

- Moreover, children with ADHD have three main symptoms, for instance, being inattention, impulsivity, and overactivity. Inattention means the child have trouble on concentrating, not following the instructions, moving from one desk to another desk without completing anything (better health channel, 2012). Also, children with ADHA makes the careless mistakes with school works and find it hard to persist with tasks (5Depressive disorder, conduct disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , 2000)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Effect Of Sugar On The Behavioral Performance Of Children With Adhd

- The Effect of Sugar on the Behavioral Performance of Children with ADHD According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arkansas ranked third highest in the nation for children taking medication for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in 2011. At that time, 9.9% of children in Arkansas were taking medication, out of the 14.6% currently reported to be diagnosed with ADHD. Arkansas ranked second highest in the nation for children diagnosed with this disorder. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2011) This research study will answer the question as to whether or not the amount of sugar consumed affects the behavioral performance of children with ADHD....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Use Of Medication Be Top Priority For Treatment

- Introduction Constitution in both adults and children attention deficit hyperactivity formerly called (ADHD), is mentioned by means of contribution as a physiological disorder. The film or plug-in propositions various and open interpretations from both sides of the argument. The paper will explain thoughts by the therapists and the use of medication be top priority for treatment, and or which conduct variation shared with improved construction and correction the choice progression....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Adhd And Its Impact On Mainstream Schooling

- Introduction The school environment can be a challenging place for all students; even more so for a student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), (Low, 2014). ADHD is a highly researched, discussed and written about condition, yet still remains a highly controversial subject. In Paul Cooper’s – successfully managing ADHD: a handbook for SENCOS and teachers, 2007. The author asks “Is ADHD an excuse or an explanation for inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive behaviour. Is it used as a ‘smoke screen’ for badly behaved children by incompetent parents who provide too many carbonated drinks?” Conversely Russell A....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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- Effectiveness of Drug Therapy for Children with ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is hyperactivity with impulsivity along with inability to pay attention because of an imbalance in the central nervous system (Ball, Bindler, & Cowen, 2015). The disorder is associated with different causative factors although the exact cause is unknown (Ball, Bindler, & Cowen, 2015). ADHD is commonly diagnosed in childhood and is more common in boys (Ball, Bindler, & Cowen, 2015). In the following the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, treatment options and nursing interventions will be discussed....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Overmedication Of America 's Children With Adhd

- The Overmedication of America’s Children with ADHD In a society where everyone’s schedules are becoming busier and busier, is American society truly fixing the problems at hand with our youth, or is American society choosing to diagnose and medicate these issues to save time. American society has begun to question once again whether or not children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD for short), are overmedicated. With statistics showing that “In the past 20 years, the rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses has tripled-- 11 percent of all kids in this country [America] now have a diagnosis of ADHD, and 6 percent are on daily medication for it” (Fra...   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity 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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A Ban On Brain Boosting Drugs

- In higher levels of education, specifically undergraduate and graduate school, the use of dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, and methylphenidate is significant. These chemical substances are chemical compounds found in Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, and Ritalin. They are prescription drugs for patients that are diagnosed and struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Though these drugs are on the controlled substances list, they run rampant in college towns....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Top 275 Questions Parents Ask

- 1. Ashley, S.P., The ADD & ADHD Answer Book: The top 275 Questions Parents Ask. Sourcebooks. Naperville, IL: 2007. This work covers many relevant issues, including the difference between ADD and ADHD, getting a child educated, oppositional defiant disorder and much more. At least three to seven percent of all children referred to psychologists suffer from attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, so this book answers many questions that parents may have when dealing with their children....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Over Diagnosis And Over Prescriptions Of Adhd

- Over-diagnosis and over-prescriptions of ADHD Currently America has an over prescription problem, this plagues all age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds. In young children the diagnosis of Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder also known as ADHD has rapidly increased. Because we live in world where so many need quick results, normal childhood behavior are now being mistaken for ADHD and other disorders. In this paper I will prove that ADHD is over diagnosed and overprescribed, especially in lower socio-economic groups....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Top 275 Questions Parents Ask

- Ashley, S.P., The ADD & ADHD Answer Book: The top 275 Questions Parents Ask. Sourcebooks. Naperville, IL: 2007. This book discusses the difference between ADHD and ADHD and how each child has to be educated differently to accommodate this disorder. A study within the book states that at least three to seven percent of all children suffer from the condition globally. Each of the 275 questions give detailed responses to allow researchers determine better ways to discuss how to handle any issues that may arise....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Correlation Between Smoking During Pregnancy And Adhd

- There is an ongoing debate concerning the correlation between smoking during pregnancy and ADHD. Researchers Sharon Milberger, Joseph Biederman, Stephan V. Faraone, Lisa Chen, and Janice Jones conducted a study to analyze the positive connection between prenatal smoking and children with ADHD. The study, Is Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children?, was published in 1996 by The American Journal Of Psychiatry. Originally, this study was inspired by several animal studies based on pregnant rodents and their exposure to nicotine during pregnancy....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Technology And Media Negatively Changing The Brain

- Technology and media are negatively changing the brain. People no longer need to remember key facts or ideas, everything is on a computer, causing them to think in technological ways. Today’s generation relies on technology to do homework, research, and get information on the world. The brain no longer needs information on how to survive in an archaic world. The human race has been transformed into empty shells that rely on technology to inform them on the surrounding world. In order to answer a question, one has to know the answer....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Effects Of Adhd On Children 's Children

- Genetic causes can be another cause for someone with ADHD. ADHD can run in families. “Twin and family studies have shown that ADHD is highly heritable and work is underway to establish the genetic factors involved. According to Durston (2010) genetic factors can account for up to 80 percent of phenotypic variance.” (“Educating exceptional children. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. P. 218”) Genetic studies are still being developed to find the main source of ADHD and how to prevent it. Environment is the third possible cause for ADHD....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Treatment Of Misconduct And Children With Inappropriate Behavior

- Literature Review It is quite difficult to find many intervention plans for the treatment of misconduct and children with inappropriate behavior linked to Attention Deficit Disorder and conduct disorder. However, one cause of the inappropriate behavior is linked to ineffective parenting. There has been plenty of studies that suggest that positive parenting is the most effective and first choice for these behaviors. There was a meta-analysis conducted of a plethora of studies that demonstrated that ineffective parenting in delinquency was predictive (Hoeve et al.., 2009)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Growing Up With Adhd ( Adhd )

- Growing up with ADHD As a young boy, my parents noticed something was a little off when it came to my academics. They started to get messages from my teacher saying that I was too distracted during class and would not stop moving while the teacher was talking. This was the first red flag that something odd was going on with me. At first, my parents thought that this was a normal phase for a 7-year-old kid. One incident, where I completely lost my parents in the school parking lot and that told my parents that there was something going on with me and it needs to be checked out by a professional....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Evaluating A Website On Web Resources

- There are five different criteria that should always be met when it comes to evaluating a website. These criteria’s include accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and coverage (“Criteria Used in Evaluating Web Resources”, 2014). Accuracy is deciphering who is hosting the website, if the website has stated the purpose and audience, and if the information on the site is reliable. A good way to check if the information can be trusted is to compare the facts found on the website with other information and facts found from other internet or print sources....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Treating Adhd Long Term Can Cause Harm By Creating Thoughts Of Suicide And Other Unknown Physical Issues

- Using medicine to treat ADHD long term can cause harm by creating thoughts of suicide and other unknown physical issues. Another way to treat ADHD is to utilize behavioral therapy without any drugs (Whitbourne & Halgin, 2013). Considering this, I would suggest to David’s mother that she try to help David by using behavioral therapy, hold him responsible for his actions, and reduce the time he can play his video games. David does not like how he feels on the medication, and has taken too much in the past which left him feeling like he was floating and could not talk to others....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Let Me Tell Me A Story Of A Young Single Mother With Her First Daughter

- Let me tell you a story of a young single mother with her first daughter, only daughter at the time entering kindergarten. She was so nervous and so scared her baby is starting school. About 3 to 4 months the teacher conference came up. They teacher explain to the mother that her daughter has a very hard time sitting and listen to her rules and she can’t seem to sit still at all and that this is a problem. The teacher goes on to tell the mother that she should take her daughter to her pediatrician to be looked at, maybe she has adhd....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Short Bus : A Journey Beyond Normal By Jonathan Mooney

- The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal, written by Jonathan Mooney, has provided me with a unique insight into the various thoughts of people who society has deemed as “not normal.” The people that Mooney has included in his book do not really understand why they have been placed under this category. However, they are doing all that they can to not be belittled and to come out on top. One story that I significantly enjoyed reading was about Kent, an individual that suffers/has/is labeled as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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- All prescription drugs have meaningful effects and help in whatever medically needed ways. However, many people take these drugs when they are not even prescribed them, and that’s where drug abuse becomes a problem for not only themselves and their families, but also the DEA. One commonly over prescribed drug is Ritalin. Ritalin is a medication for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, more known as ADHD. Today, more than seventeen million people are prescribed the drug Ritalin. Although the medication has been known to help people who need it, it is abused, it is known to lead to worse drugs, it is addictive, and it is over prescribed by doctors....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Case Study : Kevin Miller 's Moral Judgement And Self Concept

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- ADHD: Causes and Effects on Children ADHD is a common acronym for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “ADHD is a neurobiological disorder that affects between five and seven percent of the population of children and adolescents and between one and three percent of adults” (Parker 2). ADHD is widely discussed and debated among professionals, scholars, parents and teachers. The first signs of hyperactivity alone were named in the late 1950s. ADHD is common among children today and many contend with the disorder....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Mental Health Is Becoming An Issue Of Great And National Concerns

- Mental health is becoming an issue of great and national concerns in most countries. With new research and developments in the fields of mental health experts have realized there are many mental disorders. Some countries and mostly in Africa and Asia mental illness is not considered a disease like other parts of the world. People who exhibit serious mental disorders are usually mistreated and those who exhibit mild ones are never diagnosed, and continue with life without needed help. In a nutshell, we can say that there is very little that is known about mental disorders apart from the various misconceptions that have been passed through generations....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Teen Wolf ' By Stiles Stilinski

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- Once upon a time, on a lovely Monday morning, it was the first day of Ms. Castellanos third grade class. Before she began her lesson she introduced a new student. “Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a marvelous summer. Before we begin, I would like to introduce to you a new student. Her name is Stacey. Please make her feel comfortable and right at home.” Enthusiastic Emily says, “I am so excited to be here. I can 't wait to make friends and learn new things!” While Stacey goes to her assigned seat, Emily, the most popular girl in school, does not like the idea of a new girl nor does she like that she is exceedingly hyper on her first day....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Effects Of Extreme Temper Tantrums On Children

- Extreme Temper Tantrums: Positively Approaching and Reducing them In Children To first deal with children exhibiting severe and intense temper tantrums, there are reasons them that must first be recognized. Some of the reasons may have much more simple solutions. For example a child may seriously not be getting a sufficient amount of sleep. Although that may be the case, there are several other much less shallow reasons for children having extreme temper tantrums. If these outbursts are not controlled and dealt with by the parent or teacher then it can lead to an emotionally dangerous cycle for the child....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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My Opinion About Gifted And Talented Students

- This week’s reading was very interesting, especially after reading my colleagues opinion about gifted and talented students. According to Heward, gifted and talented students are in need of special education because they have special needs too (Heward, 2013). I have learned that all children are special and unique; some children may have special needs based on disabilities, disorders, learning styles, gifts and talents. Thus, I believe is crucial for educators to be ready to provide the accommodations their students need in order to succeed....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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- Mathew Schneider Paper on ADHD Dr. Mitchell Abnormal Psychology Due 12/8/15 Doctors over Diagnosing ADHD Over the years, family doctors have been diagnosing kids with ADHD at an alarming rate. If a kid cannot sit still in school, then they are considered “ADHD”. From then on, they are prescribed a wide range of medications. Since I was five years old, I have been diagnosed with ADHD. I’ve been on all kinds of medication, from Adderall to an ADHD patch. To truly understand how ADHD is over diagnosed, we need to first know what ADHD really is....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Change The Concept Of Normality

- The word normality, or normalcy, has records dating back to the 1850’s. In the twenty-first century, the word has a whole new meaning due to the changes in society and technology. Today Normalcy is defined as “the state of being normal, as opposed to deviant, eccentric or unusual. Behavior can be normal when it shows consistency with behavior that conforms to the most common behavior in society.” So what term do we call people that don’t fit into this category. Outliers, misfits, imperfections, the list could go on, but just because someone has a few differences, does that change the concept of normality....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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