Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

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    The National Institute of Mental Health (2016) defines attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a disorder of the brain marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Furthermore, inattention is noted to be when a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty staying focused, and is disorganization no due to defiance or a lack of comprehension. If an individual appears to move about constantly,…

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    In 2011, more than 1 in 10 children were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Visser, 2014). ADHD is a condition where the individual displays impulsive, hyperactive, and inattentive behaviors which are likely to create complications in their development and functioning, especially in social situations (Efron, 2015; Meppelink, 2016; Pellow, 2011; Prasad, 2011; Wikes, 2011). In health, it is important to understand how to best manage symptoms especially those that…

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    be done with explaining the test used and their results. I would point to Eric’s family that he meets the diagnostic criterion for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I would say “he displays several symptoms of ADHD. He is unable to properly attend to details, or frequently makes careless errors, he ran around during the test, he was not able to pay attention unless he had something to fiddle with. He was also easily distracted and often talked over me while giving directions”. There may…

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    Out of all the disorders that affect a child’s schooling and life, nothing has a greater impact than Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As of 2011, 11% of children (ages 4-17) have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, roughly about 6.4 million. This number has slowly risen over the years, 4% in the last 8 years alone. What is this disorder? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined by the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine as “a disorder characterized…

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    ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a behavior disorder that presents symptoms of inattentiveness and hyperactivity. ADHD like behavioral issues can be due to either biological or environmental factors. Doctors will not diagnosis children with ADHD until the child is at least five to six years old. Area Idea #1 Idea #2 Idea #3 Circle (Art Center) During circle time to help a child stay attentive you can let them hold a stuff animal or foam ball to squeeze. During circle time to…

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    of looking at the child’s behavior as a disorder, it would be shrugged off and kids would be told to sit still and that they need to try harder in school. Nowadays researchers have looked into the validity of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and it cannot simply be put into one definition since the disorder is characterized by three subtypes. The first subtype is combined ADHD that is characterized by both inattentiveness and hyperactivity/ impulsiveness. The second subtype, that…

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    Abstract Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder known as ADHD is a prominent behavioral disorder defined as ongoing and increased levels of inattention hyperactivity and/or impulsivity. The primary goal of this paper is to review the current research. This review will be exhaustive in nature and consist of a description with a focus on sex and age differences, the neural pathology focusing on the abnormal brain structure and function of ADHD patients, etiology with a focus on genetic and…

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological behavioral problem characterized by inappropriate degrees of impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and attention deficit.1 “It is one of the most common behavioral disorders in children, affecting 3-7% of school-aged children.”2 Children with this disorder often struggle in school due to difficulties focusing, listening, following instructions, and processing information. As the individual…

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    Let’s face it. The current treatment for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is far from ideal. When medications for ADHD became available, parents were happy that their adolescents would finally be able to live a normal, social life. Although the treatments for ADHD help some adolescents, they can also be problematic. Adolescents with ADD/ADHD should not have to take medication for it. Medications for ADHD often have unwanted side effects, are often abused by teenagers and young adults,…

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychiatric disorder that affects 3 to 5% of children. Misdiagnoses have caused doctors to overprescribe Ritalin, which is a central nervous system stimulant that helps with hyperactivity and impulse control. The Ritalin can also cause negative effects towards the human body. The Ritalin is never to be shared with anyone, especially with a history of drug abuse. Never use Ritalin improperly because it could lead to serious death or injury. Children…

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