Essay on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

1015 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a condition, which has been the focus of many, in recent years. The concept of what it is has been the product of many studies and misconceptions; it has had its growing pains. There are still children and adults that are not receiving proper treatment, whether medical or behavioral, for their ADHD due to the general lack of experience with the condition. “Over a two-year period, 2009–2010, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collected data for a study that was conducted, and found that only 33% of children 4-17 received both medicine and behavioral therapy for the condition.” Unfortunately, parents are generally the culprits when a child is not receiving treatment or receiving the proper treatment, not because they don’t want to help their child; but because of their unawareness of how to help. If parents were to receive knowledge of how the daily struggles affect their child and receive more education on available treatment options, it could dramatically increase the child’s ability to experience success.
A quick search of resources, such as the internet, will yield an enormous amount of statistics, helpful tips, or guides on how to deal with ADHD. Unfortunately, this creates an information overload, which does not help parents understand what ADHD is actually like. If parents could experience what it is like to have ADHD as their child experiences life with the condition, then they may have a better…

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