Attention Deficit Disorder And Its Effects In Children

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Attention deficit disorder, also known as ADD, is a psychological disorder that effects how the brain functions in normal everyday activities. This type of disorder is most common in children it can be carried into adulthood, as well as be diagnosed in adulthood. In the last 20 years this has become the most diagnoses neurological disorder in children and is also, unfortunately, the most over medicated disorder as well. Attention deficit disorder was first recorded in history during 1798 a doctor by the name of Sir Alexander Crichton he described one of his patients as having a disease of attention and having mental restlessness. Then in 1932, the disorder was named, hyperkinetic disease. 1937 is the first recorded year of being prescribed …show more content…
Doctors claim they can identify 60-70% of children with ADD by this age range. These age children always seem to be on the go, running and jumping without resting. They always need constant stimulation. They want to be entertained and if they are not they will find entertainment elsewhere. ADD toddlers are completely reckless and impulsive, they always seem to be testing the limits on safety. Also they have intense tantrums, many times a day, kicking, biting, screaming, hitting, and beating their hands against furniture. Toddlers with this disability also hardly ever take naps and putting them to be is an even worse hassle. Another sign and symptoms in ADD toddlers is their jealousy, they cannot stand when the attention is not on them and can behave maliciously until attention is …show more content…
Children of this age group with Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms show high signs of insubordination. They do not act properly around their parents and cannot stand following rules given to them. At this age it can also be observed that ADD children do not get along with their peers as a sign of lacking proper social skills. These children can come across as bossy and annoying to other children and kids will not want to play with them due to their self-centeredness. ADD children tend to be very violent at this age, unable to understand that their minds do not process the way other kids do. Parents find children hard to manage at this time a normal request help from their

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