Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd ) Essay
Ivy Tech Community College
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is syndrome which appears in children. ADHD is characterized by extreme levels of lack of care and hyperactivity. Some patients experience both lack of attention and hyperactivity. The syndrome is associated with neurons characterized by lack of attention and being over active. These abnormalities are do not match with the age of the child. Contrary to what was earlier perceptions of ADHD as an attention disorder, recent studies have shown that it is instead a function of development failure in the circuitry (Edwards, 2002). The circuit affected is the one responsible for the monitoring of the prevention and controlling of oneself hence resulting in failure of regulating oneself. The loss of self-regulation negatively affects other essential brain functions which are critical for the maintaining attention. This essay will focus on the core categories of ADHD comorbidity, social impact and prevalence and management.
Since the ancient times, ADHD has been viewed as the problem associated with attention. It is believed to be resulting from the inability of the brain to distinguish between two simultaneous sensory inputs e.g. sight and sound. However recent studies have shown that ADHD children do not have a problem in distinguishing sensory inputs. The studies instead show that children with ADHD are unable to control their impulsive…