A Link Between Adhd And Depression And Anxiety Disorders Essay

1256 Words Jul 19th, 2016 null Page
Somewhere between five to twelve percent of all teenagers throughout the world suffer from hyperactivity and attention deficit disorders. Some suffer from mild attention deficit disorders, while some have severe attention problems. Teenagers with ADD and ADHD have problems with impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness. There are many medications that can make those problems go away for a short time; however these medications come at a cost. These medications can cause many side effects, including depression. There are many studies that show a close link between ADHD and depression and anxiety disorders. The medications that are given to teenagers for ADHD are highly addictive, and in someone who also suffers from depression, this can very likely lead to substance abuse issues later on in life. Many people who are prescribed the medicine abuse it. There have also been studies that show that there are some serious long term effects of ADHD medications. Teenagers with ADD and ADHD should not be prescribed medications, and should instead be taught ways to change their lifestyles and to help the cope with their disorders.
Hyperactivity and attention deficit disorders affects everyone differently. “ADD and ADHD are complex neurobiological disorders in which neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of the brain, do not work properly. Researchers believe the neurotransmitters, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin are deficient.”(Zeigler, 1) People who only suffer from…

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