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  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very commonly known. Today, ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders among children. The NIMH (The national institute of mental health) predicts that it affecting 3 to 5 percent of all children(AACAP), with an approximate amount of 30% to 65% of these children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood (AACAP).There are three types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Predominantly

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often the center of ongoing debates in the medical field. Critics have described ADHD as a diagnosis used to label difficult children who are not ill, but whose behavior is at the extreme end of normal range ( (K. Lange, 2010). However, unbalanced chemicals in the brain cause ADHD. It is not something children can control and it is more than a behavioral problem. “ADHD is not a disease per se but rather

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological brain disorder that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity. ADHD is broken down into three subtypes: predominantly inattentive ADHD, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, and combined type ADHD. ADHD begins in childhood, and has only recently been understood, can persist into adulthood as well. While some children outgrow ADHD, about 50% to 60% continue

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    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


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    ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER is a condition that can occur in both children and adults who constantly display inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER is one of many disorders that features problems in two major places; which are the impulse control and ability to focus attention on the different tasks. Children and adults with ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER either have a problem with inattention; meaning a short attention span

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that is characterized by a person's inability to focus attention. The condition is present at birth and is usually evident by early childhood (Nagel, 2002, p.237). It is the major cause of poor school performance of children, but is not a learning disability. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown. Some researchers believe that the mechanism, behind its symptoms, is the imbalance of certain neurotransmitters

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that displays as distracted, hyperactive, and unable to focus on tasks and activities. Also known as Hyperkinetic Impulse Disorder, Hyperkinesis, Hyperactive Syndrome, Minimal Brain Damage, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, and Undifferentiated Deficit Disorder, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in children. Although many children with ADHD are quite intelligent, their lack of focus can frequently lead to

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ranks as the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 2-10% of children in elementary school (Goldson, and Renolds 91-3). Three areas of dysfunction compose ADHD including emotional, cognitive, and behavior problems (Spencer). ADHD initially presents in childhood with diagnosis after school enrollment and usually recedes between the ages of 10 and 25 years but can persist through adolescence and into adulthood (Goldson, and Renolds

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    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

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

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    "ADHD–Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorder commentary assignment”. The five commentary paragraphs consist of data and facts of an individual with ADHD. Many families affected by the emotional high and low points in individuals living with ADHD. Can it be that being single play a role, transitioning, or perhaps substance abuse this is one of the points that studies have identify. Substance abuse appears to trigger the social and emotional connection in high to a low point of individuals living