Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd ) Essay

753 Words Sep 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Many studies have taken place on whether Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an actually disorder or not. Although many have been diagnosed with ADHD and we have science and evidence to back it up many people still believe that ADHD is not a disorder. ADHD is very prominent in todays children. “Approximately 2 million children in the united states have ADHD…that means in a classroom of 25 to 30 children its is likely that 1 student will have ADHD (Gantt and Slife, 2006, p. 3.)” ADHD being the controversial topic because there are may competing theories on whether ADHD is just a natural occurring behavior in which some have a higher functioning of the disorder and others have it lower. ADHD is a mental disorder that usually begins around the ages of three to five when children will have a hard time focusing, paying attention, and controlling their behaviors (Gantt and Slife, 2006, p. 3). Some of these include feeling restless, fighting with hands and feet, squirming in a seat, leaving your seat in a situation where quiet behavior is expected by running, climbing or just leaving (Gantt and Slife, 2006, p. 3). Others factors include becoming distracted by sounds and things they see. It’s normal for kids around this age to be very adventurous and into everything and anything they see, so many parents may think that there kids have ADHD when really they are just doing normal young adolescent things. When being diagnosed with this disorder psychiatrist or…

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