The Effects Of ADHD And Autism Spectrum Disorder

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What is Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder. ADHD or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is defined as difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity), whereas ASD or Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by: persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts, restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Symptoms of ASD must be present in the early developmental period typically recognized in the first two years of life and, symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning. ADHD is characterized within three subtypes (Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, Predominantly inattentive, Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive) the average …show more content…
Like many other illnesses, ADHD probably results from a combination of factors. In addition to genetics (ASD), research suggests that both genes and environment play important roles as well. Taking in to consideration many environmental factors such as family medical conditions, parental age and other demographic factors, exposure to toxins, and complications during birth or pregnancy. The effects on daily activities are very different between ADHD and ASD. People who have symptoms of ADHD are easily distracted, fidget and squirm in their seats, or may blurt out inappropriate comments, show their emotions without restraint, and act without regard for consequences. Where people with ASD do not follow typical patterns, certain behaviors become more noticeable when comparing others of the same age .Most have trouble engaging in everyday social interactions, communication issues, and repetitive and stereotyped behaviors for example repeatedly flap their arms or walk in specific

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