Essay on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

753 Words Feb 24th, 2016 4 Pages
ADHD, otherwise known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects about 11% of children and 4% of adults in the U.S. (ADHD-Overview, n.d.) A startling statistic for any parent to swallow after receiving this diagnosis for their child. After receiving this diagnosis one may desire to find out as much information as possible in order to combat the effects and stereotypes of the disorder. While there is a great deal of websites for one to research, there are certainly some more credible than others. The webpage of WebMD describing ADHD is informative and a great use of energy based on its authority, accuracy, currency and coverage. Authority is of course of major concern when one is examining a website about a disorder that affects countless children and even adults. In order to establish authority one must ask a few questions, who authored the page and does the author have the proper credibility, just to name a couple. WebMD is authored by experts in medicine and health communication. Not only is the website authored by individuals in medicine, it is also reviewed by a national network of physicians on a routine basis. This lends to establishing that the website has the proper level credibility for individuals seeking to know more about this disorder. The accuracy of a website about ADHD is maybe the next greatest important concern while reviewing a website. In establishing accuracy one must look at the website URL (.com,…

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