Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Case Study
Comparing the two types of treatment can help individuals better understand which is more effective in the management of ADHD symptoms while considering if it is cost-effective for the healthcare system, the families of those with ADHD, and/or the individuals diagnosed (“Research,” 2016). Also, it is important to understand how those with ADHD function and affect a society through their behaviors. This fact should be considered because the number of individuals being diagnosed with ADHD is beginning to increase with time as we have begun to live longer and our population increases (“Research,” 2016).
ADHD has been around for more than 200 years and is a condition that is not curable and therefore last the lifetime of those who are diagnosed (Efron, 2015; “Facts About ADHD, 2016). It is important to look at ADHD and treatment because the amount of children diagnosed with ADHD increased between 2003 and 2011 by 42% (Visser, 2014). Treatment has not changed in the past 50 years and still, today consists of a combination of medication and/or therapy (Efron, 2015; “Facts About ADHD,