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A Rise in ADHD Diagnosis Analysis - “’When people don’t fit in, we react by giving their behavior a label, either medicalizing it, criminalizing it, or moralizing it,’ Nigg says,” (Koerth-Baker n.p.). Professor Joel Nigg, a professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, made this statement in reference to the growing amount of people diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medicine for it. The amount of people with prescriptions has increased immensely over the past several years, and will continue to grow over the next several years....   [tags: prescriptions, adhd, adderall, ritalin]
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Childhood Disorders: ADHD Medication - According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All Children show the same symptoms as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The first reason a child should be treated with a medication is to control inattentiveness....   [tags: Functions, Chemicals, ADHD Symptoms]
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Debate on the Medicalization of the Ailment Known as ADHD - Among the various conditions that have risen to prominence in the American media, the debate on the medicalization of the ailment known as A.D.H.D. has proven to be controversial. There is a growing concern within the American medical community that due to various sociological reasons, the number of people diagnosed and treated for A.D.H.D. is rising drastically despite the lack of a formal test that guarantees the presence of the disorder. It must be considered that American society has medicalized A.D.H.D....   [tags: adhd, pharmaceutical industry, medication]
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Introduction: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a behavioral disorder of childhood onset (by the age of 7 years) characterized by symptoms of inattentiveness and impulsivity/hyperactivity. Based on the type of symptoms that predominate, ADHD is classified as following:  Combined type: both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms are present  Predominantly inattentive subtype  Predominantly hyperactive/impulsive subtype  Not otherwise specified (NOS): individuals presenting with atypical features Sex/Age Ratio: • ADHD is a developmental disorder that requires an onset of symptoms before age 7 years....   [tags: ADHD Essays] 1064 words
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The ADD/ADHD Controversy - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders. ADHD is a broad term, and the condition can vary from person to person. There are an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), though this is considered an outdated term. The American Psychiatric Association released the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) in May 2013....   [tags: ADD/ADHD Essays]
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Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications - Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications Modern American society provides it's young people with a plethora of contradicting paradigms, all of which are built upon simplistic ideas of the best possible means of success. Study your notes and you'll ace the test, read the chapter and you'll comprehend the material, just pay attention and you'll be fine. When the reality that even the easiest of tasks such as studying, reading, or paying attention have the potential to become academic nightmares, those looking for a shortcut have resorted to using ADD/ADHD prescription medications to power through and make the grade....   [tags: Modern American Society, ADD, ADHD]
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Over-diagnosis and Medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - This research paper will include strict academic research. It will begin by introducing the existence of an over diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and describing the many plausible reasons behind this diagnostic inflation. Although the reasons mentioned in the paper cannot be scientifically tested to provide a direct answer, factual evidence shows a valid correlation. Moving forward, the paper generally addresses the presence of mental disease within the American youth....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)]
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Why Teachers Should Understand ADHD - Why Teachers Should Understand Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder What is Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADD/ADHD]. Some feel it is a neurobiological disorder while others say it is a learning disorder. Ever since 1980 when the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders officially recognized ADD/ADHD as a behavior disorder, the definition has kept evolving and changing. But ADD/ADHD has been around a lot longer than twenty-three years....   [tags: Education ADD ADHD Essays]
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ADHD and Its Treatments - The purpose of this research was to describe and understand Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the most effective treatment options that are available today. ADHD is a mental health disorder that affects 3-9% of the population in ways that, if left untreated, can wreak havoc on the mind of the sufferer. It makes concentration difficult, large tasks seem insurmountable, and causes impulsive and hyperactive tendencies. Fortunately, research and experiments have led to new and effective treatments to help those who suffer from this disorder (Dupaul 8)....   [tags: ADHD Attention Deficit Essays Disorder] 1853 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, is one of the most common mental disorders among children. (Elia, Ambrosini, Rapoport, 1999) It affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, with approximately 60% to 80% of these children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood, causing a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain. There are two types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an inattentive type and a combined type....   [tags: ADHD Disorders Health Essays]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Parenting is something that no-one person is an expert and that no expert can tell you how to do it. If a person’s child is an absolute angel, does nothing wrong, and gets straight A’s; parenting still is difficult. When a child has a disorder such as ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), the child needs much more from the parent than most parents bargain for. Parenting roles for a child with ADHD change greatly; from the time that a parent needs to spend helping the child tie their shoe, or taking the child out for a run in the park....   [tags: ADHD ADD Parenting Essays Papers] 1555 words
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Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - The Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Missing Works Cited According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-half of 1.6 million elementary school-aged children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have also been diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) (Brown University Child and Adolescence Behavior Letter, 2001). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1997) stated that ADHD affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, and boys are three times more likely to be affected by the disorder than girls....   [tags: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] 1238 words
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Students with ADHD - “Human beings have always told their histories and truths through parable and fable. We are inveterate storytellers,” says filmmaker Beeban Kidron (2012). We, as humans, share our experiences through stories. Young children make up stories to amuse themselves and their parents. Somewhere along the line of traditional schooling, however, storytelling starts to lose its magic for some students. These students, who struggle with the traditional organization and independence of traditional schooling, struggle to write the creative stories they once told as little children....   [tags: Teachers, Education, Schools, Literature Review]
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Overview of ADHD - Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, is the most common psychiatric condition effecting 9.5% of school-aged children in the United States (intuniv, 2013). If the disorder goes untreated, it will cause more long-term side effects and difficulties for the individual as an adult. Adults who have this condition face several adversities in every day life, such as impulsive behavior, low self-esteem and poor work performance. People are not aware of the complications that come with ADHD in adults....   [tags: Brain Function, Public Awareness]
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ADHD and Adolescence - ADHD and Adolescence Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a common mental disorder whose definition continues to change. Most clinicians make a diagnosis off of a list of symptoms in three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. There are three different subtypes of ADHD: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type if both the inattentive criteria and the hyperactive/impulsive criteria have been present for the past six months; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type if the inattention criteria are met but the hyperactive/impulsive criteria has not been present for the past six months; and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity...   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Children and ADHD - Give the fact that many children (and adults, for that matter exhibits some level of the symptoms of ADHD (i.e., inattention, impulsivity, or over activity), what approach could be used to ensure that children are appropriately identified with ADHD. The child who is showing some symptoms of ADHD should get the proper diagnoses and the parents should bring their child to a specialist. First of all, the child would be seen by a pediatrician or a child psychologist. The specialist would gather information from everyone, the school, caregivers or parents....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 706 words
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Adults with ADHD - My entire life, I’ve always felt different; especially when it came to school. I always felt misplaced no matter what I did, and confused as to why I did things differently from others. To feel like such an outcast for years was miserable. My senior year of high school, things really started to go downhill. My feelings got progressively worse. Depression consumed my life, Anxiety went to an extreme and I had little desire to do anything. I felt hopeless. In the fall of 2006 I started attending SMCC....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder] 811 words
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Men with ADHD - ... Men tend to take more entrepreneurial risks and make more ventures in order to receive higher profits. These are people who like to take risks seem to be more optimistic than others. It has been funny reading this book as I have varied back and forth in the things that I personally have symptoms of. I guess I am the one woman out of eight men who have the ADHD disorder. When I was in high school I told my father that I thought I had ADHD but he thought I just wanted to take pills so he never took me to the psychiatrist to be diagnosed....   [tags: Attention Defecit Hyperactiveity Disorder] 703 words
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The Role of Environment on ADHD Treatment - ADHD (attention Deficit Hyperactivty Disorder) has been widely sudied, for this behavioral disorder is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescene. It is estimated that between 4 and 6 percent of people in United States have ADHD, and doctors are increasingly diagnosing more with this disorder and about half of of those diagnosed with ADHD still have the symptoms when they become adults (Bornstein, et al., 2002). The symptoms includes inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can affect a person’s life in many ways; poor academic achievements, difficulty in making friends, problems with self-esteem, and emotional problems.This disorder may not enable people diagnosed with...   [tags: stattera, psychotherapy, behavioral disorder]
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Effects of ADHD on Adults - ADHD is known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of the symptoms of adult ADHD are similar to the symptoms of child ADHD. Those who suffer with ADHD struggle with the inability to control their daily lives. ADHD not only affects the individual who has it, but it also affects everyone around them. Extensive research has been conducted on ADHD and to date there are still no definite answers as to what exactly causes this disorder. Theory suggests that ADHD is caused by a neurological and chemical deficiency that affects the development of the central nervous system....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 591 words
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The Impact of a Label: ADHD - ... Knowles shares her experiences and the knowledge she has gained as a professor at Westfield State College as well as a few interviews that she conducted to see what impact ADHD had on kids schooling. Of all of her findings, “The most important thing a teacher can do,” says Knowles, “is listen and build relationships with their ADHD students” (p.61). Rather than focusing on the medical side of ADHD, like chemical imbalances in the brain, Knowles uses fist hand accounts and observations that she has gathered while working with children suffering from ADHD....   [tags: intellectual functioning]
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Living like A Zombie with ADHD - ... A neurological disease according to Dr. Voytek and Dr. Verstynen they named is called consciousness-deficit hyperactivity disorder (CDHD), this is when the brain acts like a zombie (Pressman, 2013). The brain serves many functions and by the brain not working correctly will cause other parts of the body to not work as well. For example a person with ADHD might have minimal thinking skills that may cause anger problems, unable to feel pain, unable to remember things or even have limited walking functions....   [tags: medications, brain, isolation]
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ADHD: A Pandemic Without a Disease - ADHD: A Pandemic Without a Disease Do you know there is a medically diagnosed disorder that affects over two American children?” Experts on the subject say there are many more undiscovered cases out there and the cause is still unknown. It sounds like we have a really big problem. The thing is, the disorder that affects all these children, isn’t a disorder at all. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a set of behaviors that are considered a medical problem. In reality, it isn’t a disorder....   [tags: Disorder, Children, Hyperactivity]
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The Overdiagnosis of ADHD in Children - As a college student, the amount of students on powerful meds for ADHD and ADD is shocking. It is a topic seen in every classroom and heard in many dialogues. Conversations can be overheard frequently about how easy meds are to get and how effortless it is to receive a diagnosis. However, while I know that a vast number of students are taking prescription drugs for ADHD, I don’t think that I ever realized the full extent to which this disorder was effecting America’s youth. It wasn’t until I spent my time volunteering as a paraprofessional in a fourth grade classroom that I felt I truly understood the weight that the number of ADHD diagnosis’s were having on our nation’s children....   [tags: Medications, Disorders, Eduaction]
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The Misdiagnosis of Children with ADHD - Economic Challenges Challenges due to poverty could be addressed by providing financial assistance, food, and clothing. Time spent with parents is essential when dealing with children who have behavioral issues because parents or guardians may not have the funds or time to spend with their children due to other obligations needed to support the family. Parents and guardians play a major role in helping children grow and develop to their fullest potential. As children grow, they depend on their parents or guardians for basic needs and support such as food, shelter, education, protection, and care....   [tags: psychological, emotional, socioeconomic challenges]
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The Overselling and Overuse of ADHD Drugs - Psychiatrists and pharmaceutical relationship has come under scrutiny in recent years over the selling of ADHD drugs. Psychiatrists, and medical schools primary focus while researching and treating patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should be the care of the patient. However, when interactions exist between physicians and pharmaceuticals, a conflict of interest is present and must be recognized and managed to avoid any harm to patient care. The rise in ADHD diagnosis and its treatment with psychotropic shows that there are conflicts of interest between physicians' commitment to patient care and the desire of pharmaceutical companies to sell their product...   [tags: conflicts of interest in healthcare]
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Increase in the Number of ADHD Diagnoses - ... When, in essence, the child could very well be exhibiting typical childhood behavior that could be channeled through more engaging activities. Interestingly, the symptoms of ADHD are just as varied as the causes of ADHD. Even so, some parents may end up feeling that their parenting skills are not on par with other parents of well-behaved children. Many times this is not the case, at all. In fact, the occurrence of ADHD, quite possibly, has more to do with genetics, than other outside factors (CNN)....   [tags: Students, Psychology]
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The True Cause of the ADHD Epidemic - Many people in America are not very educated about the false Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) epidemic. There has been a documented rapid increase in diagnoses in the past decade. Many psychological experts believe the proper diagnoses are not being made, and that many of the children being diagnosed today do not actually have ADHD. These experts blame the increase of diagnoses on the current practices of doctors and teachers. Doctors are the ones who write the prescriptions, but teachers inflict fear within the students and parents that can make them believe that they are not preforming sufficiently in class, and that students can do better in school simply if they change the...   [tags: learning disabilities]
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Response Inhibition in Children with ADHD - Gray (1982, as cited in Pliszka, S.R., Hatch, J.P, Borchederding, S.H., & Rogeness, G.A., 1993) proposed that human beings have a behavioral inhibition system (BIS) whose function is to analyze new stimuli or process old stimuli that have been associated with punishments in the past. According to Gray the BIS controls behavioral inhibition, which causes the organism to avoid the new stimuli or will stop the organism from performing behavior that has caused there to be past punishments. On the opposite end of the spectrum exists the behavioral activation system (BAS), which processes stimuli related to reward....   [tags: Child Development]
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Challenges in the Classroom: ADHD and Autism - The modern classroom has many challenges that face it. Shrinking budgets, less parental involvement, higher expectations, and growing class sizes, just to name a few. If this list was not daunting enough you also have the special needs students that have an array problems in your classroom that need specialized attention, lessons and seating. There are many forms of diverse learners from students who suffer from ADHD to physical disabilities to students with autism to ones that are bullied in school....   [tags: Special Education ]
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Iconic Memory Test for ADHD - Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or as refer to as ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder among children and adolescents. The disorder symptoms may vary from one person to other, but one symptom that seen in most of children with ADHD the ability in gain attention and loss of the opportunity to save and retrieve information, which indicate these children suffers from memory deficiency. Most of researches and studies done in this disorder previously focused on visual memory, but not many studies done on iconic memory, which is the visual sensory memory register pertaining to the visual domain and a fast-decaying store of visual information....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactive disorder] 1141 words
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ADHD Children and Cocaine in Disguise - ... As stated, these side effects are branches linked to many different behavioral, emotional, physical, and mental effects. There are a vast number of negative behavioral symptoms, where some are more reoccurring than others. One of the most common behavioral differences often quickly observed is that the influenced child begins eating less due to appetite suppression. “The child’s decreased appetite continues as long as medication is active and may be accompanied by some degree of weight loss” (Wender 82)....   [tags: stimulants, health, damage, conditions] 1998 words
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The World of ADHD Children - Throughout the United States Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has become a common diagnosis among children and adolescents. Any hyper, out of control child in the classroom may be perceived as having ADHD and many more are being medicated for this disorder each day. Some people even wonder if ADHD has been created by society to preserve a natural order and compliance. Aside from parents, teachers are good resources for observing ADHD traits in children that they teach on a daily basis....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Caring for Children with ADHD - ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has been a recognized disorder for over 50 years. There are three different types of ADHD. The disorder affects both males and females. ADHD does not affect intellectual ability, individuals with this disorder are just as smart as others. Doctors and researchers are still not sure why some people have ADHD. Researchers show that the disorder of ADHD probably genetic and that it may be inherited....   [tags: attention deficit, hyperactivity] 960 words
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Children and Parents Living with ADHD - According to every doctor on the face of this earth, all children that like to have fun, act crazy and don’t do what parents want, have ADHD, a disorder that is taking over the minds of all children. The ADHD fad is growing as more and more kids are diagnosed. What is ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is “a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able to control behavior, or a combination of these.” Many kids are trapped under the accusation of having attention deficit hyperactive disorder because they cannot focus in school; they are hyper and like to be active....   [tags: brain disorders]
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Twice Exceptional: ADHD and Giftedness - Joey is a bright, happy, healthy, and somewhat excitable 10 year old boy. He has been identified as gifted and has an IQ of about 165. He has also been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). He is receiving Special Education services at his school for what has been labeled an Emotional Disability. He has a hard time maintaining friendship with children his own age and sometimes keeps to himself and refuses to interact with the children in his class....   [tags: Human Intellect, Psychology]
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The Benefits of ADHD Medication - ... Sir George Still. The three series lectures are considered the foundation of ADHD. One concept discussed in the Goulstonian Lectures is moral control being dependent upon three psychical factors, a cognitive relation to environment, moral consciousness, and volition. (Still D. S., 1902) Still’s concept of moral control presents many misconceptions due to the cognitive function and development of the adolescence brain; regardless of the diagnosis of “Defect of Moral Control”. A study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health stated judgment is the last thing to develop at the age of twenty....   [tags: proper diagnosis, pharmaceutical advancements] 2590 words
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Effects of Children with ADHD on Parents - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder that affects 5.29% of the population(Polanczyk, Lima, Horta, Biederman & Rohde, 2007). The disorder makes it hard for children to concentrate, learn and interact. A disorder like this can be debilitating for children making it hard for them to complete almost mundane tasks. However, a disorders can be equally, if not more stressful on the parent of the child. Any parent is put though a lot with their child but the pressure is doubled and maybe even tripled when the child needs you constantly....   [tags: Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder]
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Behavioral Mental Illness: ADHD - For my research project I chose to study ADHD. Last spring I was diagnosed with ADHD and I decided that now would be a good time to learn more about the disease. ADHD is prevalent in family, as well as the population as a whole. In my family, 4 out of 5 of my paternal grandparent’s biological grandchildren have been diagnosed with ADHD. This disease also affects the world. An estimated 7-8% of children and 4-5% of adults in America have been diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD is a behavioral mental illness that is characterized by “distractibility, inattentiveness, restlessness, and impulsivity”....   [tags: imbalance, chemicals, brain]
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ADHD and Marijuana Use - Question: What affects does marijuana use have in patients that have ADHD. Thesis: It is true that many people who have ADHD also abuse substances and they are miss diagnosed and do not get the proper treatment. This is the most common co-occurring disorder and very difficult to diagnose. Although the cause of ADHD is unknown, it is alleged to be a brain-based biological disorder; substance abuse however is a combination of cognitive, behavioral, and physiologic disorder. This combination also makes it difficult to treat because People with the ADHD condition have problems with control of impulse behaviors, paying attention and some may be found out to be very active....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Rhetorical Analysis on ADHD in Children - ... It is also quoted that children that have been diagnosed with the disorder may form a issue with maintaining any relationships or friendships amongst their peers. There was also a percentage that supported the fact that the children that suffer from the disorder of ADHD have a higher rate or major injuries and hospital visits compared to the average child. There is also a high economic cost to care and treat children that suffer from this disorder. I believe the audience for this site is for any of the families that suffer from it can gain more knowledge and possible comfort with knowing the rates and percentages of other parents and children that also suffer from it as well....   [tags: statistics, treatment, disorder, boys, girls, cost] 628 words
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ADHD: Case Study of Gretchen - The next time you visit the newsstand, take a look at a parenting magazine and you are likely to find an article about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as at least one pharmaceutical advertisement for a drug to manage its symptoms. ADHD is diagnosed in 3% to 7% of American school-aged children, of which 15% of these children are currently taking medication to alleviate the symptoms of ADHD. It is the most commonly diagnosed neurobiological disorder in school-aged children....   [tags: Psychologyy]
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Hidden Dangers of ADHD Medications - ... Some critics suggest that some youth are simply immature and have a lack of discipline, which can lead to being mistakenly diagnosed. When ADHD is properly diagnosed doctors still gravitate toward medication, when alternative treatments are available to them. Ritalin is a drug that attack children’s nervous system, and is given to children with ADHD. Doctors give the drug to children not knowing they have not been diagnosed properly or knowing that the risk of side effects are great. Parent are not aware of the side effects to their children because of the untimely research, which was probably done after their children were already diagnosed and on medication....   [tags: children's health, overmedication]
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Giving Children ADHD Medication - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder that causes children to have problems with paying attention, trouble with following instructions, have impulsive behaviors and become easily distracted. Medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are used to treat the symptoms of this disorder by helping the patient to focus and pay attention while also curbing their impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Side effects of these medications are, but not limited to, anxiety, addiction and in some cases psychosis....   [tags: adderall, paying attention,ethics]
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The Overdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most widely diagnosed “mental-illness” in children in the United States today, and approximately 99% of children diagnosed are prescribed daily doses of methylphenidate in order to control undesirable behaviors. (Stolzer) Many children exhibit such behaviors as energetic, running, jumping, playing, and excitement in their daily learning activities. But at what point is a child’s exuberant behavior considered to be hyperactive. All children are supposed to be full of life, wonder, and questions....   [tags: health, hyperactivity disorder]
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ADHD Throughout the Years - Many researchers are finding more valuable discoveries about ADHD. With these new researches will parents raise a concern about their child’s health. Chances are, most parents will ask questions, as well as do research for logic reasoning. Although most parents should consider using treatment like therapy or counseling. These options should be considered first, instead of prescribed medication. Most parents do not want their child to be labeled as “Special” or “ADHD”. Why. These labels are used as in relating to a disorder....   [tags: Children, Health, Disorder]
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ADHD Medication and Children - Not being able to keep still, talking out of turn, and not being able to resist temptation are many traits of a child under the age of twelve; also, the symptoms of a child diagnosed with ADHD. Though there isn’t a test to determine whether or not a child has ADHD many psychiatrists are quick to incline that the child may have this behavioral disorder even though they could just be acting like children. Not only are psychiatrists too quick to diagnose they’re also quick to prescribe medications that have high risks of causing behavioral changes and disruption of the chemical balance within the brain....   [tags: health, disorders]
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Sebastian Is Dealing with ADHD - ... It was observed that Sebastian had a very difficult time during structured curriculum time being still and keeping his hands to himself. Often time Sebastan would interrupt the teacher, grab items from students, and loose focus on the task at hand. When redirected for his behavior Sebastian would have violent outburst that included throwing chairs, turning over tables, and dumping bins of class materials and toys. The teacher often times concerned for the safety of the other children. Sebastian, and herself would call for assistance in controling the matter....   [tags: emotion, behavior, interacts] 895 words
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Children and ADHD Medications - Children and ADHD Medications What is attention deficit hyper disorder. ADHD is a “chronic condition that affects pre-school or very young school children (Zivkovic 3822). ADHD symptoms are difficulty sustaining attention, impulsive behavior and hyper activity (3822). There was a research conducted by Cordest hat ADHD prevails in 3 to 5% of preschoolers and is more common in boys than in girls (3822). Children as young as three and four years of age are being diagnosed with ADHD and are being given medications....   [tags: chronic condition, treatment, behavior, parents]
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The ADHD Rating Scale-IV - The ADHD Rating Scale-IV is designed to be used with children ages 5 to 18 and consists of scales for the Home and School. The Home version is also available in Spanish. The scales are rated according to symptom frequency on a 4-point scale of 9 to 3 (never or rarely) to (very often) and each has 18 items. The checklists are designed to be completed by parents and teachers who have observed the child for six months. Divided across four age groups, the scores are reported as percentile ranks separately for boys and girls....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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The Media and ADHD -        A few years ago, a survey of 30,000 children in Virginia found that seventeen percent of fifth grade white boys were taking medications for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (10). Over the past year, several lawsuits have been filed against Novartis, the manufacturers of Ritalin; CHADD, a support group for individuals with ADHD; and The American Psychiatric Association, claiming that the defendants have conspired together to create and promote the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder(8)....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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ADHD Theories - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a pattern of continued shortfalls to attention as well as impulsive hyperactivity, which occurs permanently more than expected throughout the moderate growth, and which appears clearly in the variety of statuses(APA, 2000). This situation dramatically leads to various deteriorations in the child's progress in both of social and academic aspects.(Mayes,Bagwell and Erkulwater, 2009). (ADHD) is described as a chaotic behavior disorder with particular deficit in Address the neuropsychological symptoms ....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Struggle of ADHD Medication and Over Diagnosis - This is a question many parents struggle with. Should I be medicating my child for ADHD. Will the drugs cause other problems for my child. You’re not alone. Many parents have these questions. Some parents choose to give their child medication all the time, some only give the medication when the child is in school, and others choose not to give their child medication at all. ADHD diagnosis has increased dramatically over the last several years. [Over diagnosis and over medication for ADHD needs to stop.] ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....   [tags: children, stimulants, drugs, therapy]
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The Ethics of Giving Children ADHD Medication - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder that causes children to have problems with paying attention, trouble with following instructions, have impulsive behaviors and become easily distracted. Medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are used to treat the symptoms of this disorder by helping the patient to focus and pay attention while also curbing their impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Side effects of these medications are, but not limited to, anxiety, addiction and in some cases psychosis....   [tags: side effects, symtomps, treatment]
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Students With ADD/ADHD and Class Placement - Contemporary students with learning-disabilities such as ADD/ADHD are continuously perceived as incompetent to adapt in an ordinary classroom setting with other students without learning-disabilities. Consequently, many students with learning disabilities are placed in classrooms that are designated only for students with learning disabilities. It is because of this classroom placement problem that many learning-impaired students are doing worse academically and socially in a non-inclusive setting than in an inclusive one....   [tags: Educational Issues, special education]
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Learning to Cope with ADHD as an Adult Learner - Learning to Cope with ADHD as an Adult Learner Typically when one hears the term “ADHD” and the potential negative effects that it could have on someone striving towards academic success, they immediately think school age children. Though it is more common for children to be diagnosed and treated, 5% of U.S. adults are living with this condition (American Psychiatric Association, 2012). First ADHD must be defined before coping methods can be explained. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a diagnosis applied to children and adults who consistently display certain characteristic behaviors such as distractibility (poor sustained attention to tasks), impulsivity (impaired impulse c...   [tags: mental health, adults, psychiatry, treatment]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ADHD and its diagnosis and treatment have been considered controversial since the 1970s. The controversies have involved clinicians, teachers, policymakers, parents and the media. Opinions regarding ADHD range from not believing it exists at all to believing there are genetic and physiological bases for the condition as well as disagreement about the use of stimulant medications in treatment. Some sociologists consider ADHD to be a "classic example of the medicalization of deviant behavior, defining a previously non medical problem as a medical one.” Most healthcare providers in U.S....   [tags: medications, treatments, Symptoms]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, normally abbreviated as ADHD, is a disorder in which a person has trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks, tends to act without thinking and has trouble sitting still. This condition may begin in early childhood and continue into adulthood. Without treatment ADHD can cause problems at home, school, work and any social gatherings. The disorder sparks up many controversies for the simple fact that the exact cause is not clear or more over not well understood....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 974 words
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The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on ADHD - There are limitations to this study, such as this study only considers the effects of ADHD on children and not on adults. The reason that the author decided to focus the research on children is because, as stated before, ADHD is a childhood disorder that should be diagnosed before reaching adulthood. The author of this work believes that if the disorder, and the effects thereof, are addressed during childhood there will be less of an impact on adults, increasing the importance of treatment during childhood....   [tags: children, treatment, impulsive behaviors]
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Medication versus Alternative Therapy in ADHD - ... Research is usually conducted before and individual can continually be on the medication to monitor for the chance of abuse. By catching the symptoms of ADHD early in childhood and treating with this medication there is a less likely chance of the child abusing the medication as an adolescent ( Hodgkins et al., 2012) Another way to evaluate the use of medication use in children and adolescents with ADHD is a patient and family study or survey on the medication they are using and its effectiveness....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... The second main symptom, hyperactivity, also has the characteristics of all children, at any given moment, under the age of seven as well. “The child often squirms, fidgets, or bounces when sitting, does not stay seated as expected, has difficulty playing quietly, is always moving, such as running or climbing on things (In teens and adults, this is more commonly described as a sense of restlessness), and talks excessively” (Web, WebMD). All of these “symptoms” are what is expected of children of this age....   [tags: symptoms, diagnosed, overmedicated, attention]
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Ritalin: Not the Best Treatment for ADHD or ADD - Ritalin and other drugs used to treat children with ADHD and ADD have been given a lot of negative and some positive press over the years, but what is alarming is the statistics which I discovered from Suellen May, the editor of Understanding Drugs: Ritalin and Related Drugs: “In 1996, an estimated 1.5 million American schoolchildren (approximately 3-5% of all U.S. schoolchildren) were taking Ritalin daily” (9). The number clearly doubled over the years, which indicates that the use of Ritalin is increasing tremendously in America....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Children]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Introduction Being focused on to the important aspects of life is one of the main functions of the brain. In some diseases or disorders this special function of the brain is either lost or diminished. One such disorder which diminishes the functions of the brain is the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This disorder was initially considered to affect only children but this is a misconception as this disorder is also noticed amongst adults....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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