Effects Of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

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A. Introduction In the American school system, focus is the key to success. Whichever class one may be in, whichever project one may be working on, constant undivided attention is essential. Unfortunately, that method in the school system is exclusive to students with the disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, also known as ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a chronic disorder in which there is a different level of neurotransmitters in the brain. Having Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder includes: (a) inattentiveness, (b) impulsivity, (c) frequent loss in motivation, (d) careless mistakes, (e) constant daydreaming, (f) difficulty remembering instructions, (g) disorganization, and many, many other aspects. I have …show more content…
As ADHD is also defined as a behavioral disorder, individuals with ADHD are ten times more likely to be a regular target of bullies. (“Specialty Areas: Bullying” [CEC], 2015) This is often children with ADHD are susceptible to poor social skills. Children with ADHD are often: (a) overactive, (b) overly talkative or talk impulsively, (c) have the tendency to act out aggressively, (d) lack listening comprehension skills on what peers are saying, and have a deficit of self-control, (e) leading them to have problems in controlling their emotions and behaviors. These social faults may result in the individual being bullied and targeted. (“How Learning and Attention Issues Can Cause Trouble With Making Friends” [Understood for Learning & Attention Issues], 2014) There are many conditions that individuals coexist with ADHD. Many of the individuals with these conditions also have ADHD. Some of the conditions are: (a) learning disabilities, (b) anxiety disorder, (c) depression, (d) bipolar disorder, (e) Tourette’s syndrome, (f) Tic disorders, and (g) sleep disorders. (“ADHD by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You” [Healthline], 2014) These co-existing disorders dramatically impact the individual’s quality of life in their own ways. Children with ADHD that is left untreated are often wrongly judged as troublemakers, causing problems for them socially and …show more content…
One way is through medication. Medication does not illuminate or cure Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, but it helps cope with the symptoms. There are two categories of medication that assists ADHD: Stimulants and Non-Stimulants. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is linked to attention, so Stimulants such as: (a) Concerta, (b) Ritalin, (c) Adderall, (d) Methylin, (e) Focalin, and (f) Dextrostat increase dopamine levels, essentially helping nerves in the brain “talk” to each other. Stimulant medication generally starts to work around thirty minutes after it has been taken. Though there are many side effects of stimulant: (a) headaches, (b) loss of appetite, (c) irritability, (d) insomnia, (e) Tics, and (f) nervousness, are all common side effects. If an individual with ADHD does not like or does not respond well to the side effects of Stimulants, they can take Non-Stimulants such as Strattera. Non-Stimulant medication is not helpful in some cases of ADHD. Strattera increases the brain’s activity of norepinephrine, an organic chemical that is linked to attention, though it takes a few weeks for effectiveness. (“ADHD Medications and How They Work” [Understood for learning & attention issues], 2014-2015) Related expenses to ADHD can be extremely costly. With (a) education expenses, (b) loss of income, (c) juvenile justice, (d) healthcare

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