The Effects Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, is a psychological disorder that involves poor impulse control, difficulty concentrating on a task for a long period of time and often implements high distractibility and excessive activity (Zimbardo, Johnson, &McCann, 2012,p.294). It is a disorder that affects the attention span and behavior that is most commonly diagnosed in children but can also be found in adults (Zimbardo, Johnson, &McCann, 2012,p.353). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder affects both children and adults. Treatments for ADHD include medication and behavioral therapy. ADHD is known as one of the several developmental disorders. Others in the category of developmental disorders include Autism and Dyslexia. This psychological disorder is found in three to five percent of school- age children. There are many symptoms of ADHD. These symptoms include poor impulse control, difficulty concentrating for long periods of time and excessive activity. Examples of poor impulse control are calling out in class and being disruptive. Studies show that these actions are most commonly found in boys. For girls, the disorder shows disorganization and tendency to lose things. This can result in doing poorly in school by forgetting homework, easily getting distracted rather than paying attention to the lesson and being unable to focus and …show more content…
Often, they are affected by having trouble sitting still and focusing their attention on one task. For example, solving a math problem, lessoning, or receiving directions form an elder or teacher. All cases of Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are not the same. Some suffer more than others. “Critics claim that ADHD is over diagnosed, often being used to describe normal rambunctiousness or to blame children for their miss-behavior.” It is said to be easier to deal with the miss-behavior of a child by placing a label upon them (Zimbardo, Johnson, &McCann,

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