ADHD And Attention Deficit Disorder

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In this paper I’m going to be talking about ADHD, and what it means, how you get it, what it can do to the body, the signs and systems, etc. I picked ADHD because one, I have it, two, I want to learn more about it, and three how I got it. There are probably other people out there wondering how or why they got it. So what is ADHD? It affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD used to be called Attention-Deficit Disorder or ADD. ADHD means Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a problem of not being able to focus, being really active. Children with ADHD may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school, paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. Some people never completely grow out of their ADHD. But one way or another they find strategies to help them to be successful when they grow up. So ADHD usually lasts your whole life. Kids usually get tested for it in school-age (ages 6-12) because it’s harder to diagnose young children. About 8-12% of kids have it. …show more content…
You can get ADHD by either genes or environmental or non-genetic factors. ADHD often runs in the family. Kids who don’t have ADHD running in the family, they are at risk to get it if, their mom was smoking or drinking during the pregnancy, or birth complications or very low birth weight, or exposure to lead or other toxic substances, or extreme neglect, abuse, or social deprivation, or food additives like artificial coloring, which might make hyperactivity worse. You can also get it by brain injuries. However, only a small percentage of children with ADHD had suffered a traumatic brain

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