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ADHD in Adolescent Males and Its Effect on the Family Structure - ... The doctors completed their study using 3 diagnostic steps. Firstly, they made a retroactive assessment of ADHD symptoms during both the inmates and the control subjects’ childhood using the Wender Utah Rating Scale German short version. They looked for the presence of the diagnostic criteria for ADHD using a diagnostic checklist for experts and Externalizing (ED) and Internalizing Disorders (ID) were investigated with the Youth Self Report or the Young Adult Self Report, respectively. What the data suggested that many inmates not only had adult ADHD or ADHD in their childhoods but several also had another disorder or mental illness....   [tags: mental health, inmates, stress] 923 words
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The Benefits of Music For Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Improving concentration among students is a well thought about topic, distractions in classroom are endless; from phones to friends, students have a superfluous number of thoughts on their minds’. Improving concentration of students with a condition like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is however more challenging. “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2013) With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, students have more of a challe...   [tags: ADHD Essays]
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Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder or ADHD - ... Non-stimulants were approved by the FDA in 2002. Non-stimulant just like the stimulants proved effective against the symptoms of ADHD. A popular non-stimulant is Atomoxetine, this non-stimulant job is target a neurotransmitter norepinephrine and make this transmitter more available to the brain cells. Helping improve academic performance, classroom behavior, and self-esteem. Anti-depressants are part of the treatment for ADHD. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) is an anti-depressant that is used in treating ADHD in adults....   [tags: dysfunctions in the brain, pharmacotherapy]
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How Can You Tell if an Adult has ADHD? - ... About 60% of children who have ADHD continue to exhibit symptoms during adulthood. This means that about 5% of US adults (roughly 8-9 million) have ADHD. However, many adults are not evaluated, diagnosed, or treated for this mental health problem and they continue to suffer from it its negative effects on their lives. Symptoms of Adult ADHD Although many people experience occasional lapses in memory, giving in to distractions, impulsive behaviors, and restlessness, they usually do not suffer from long-lasting consequences that interfere with their lives in general....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]
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Anesthetizing Our Youth a Commentary on Over Medicating for ADHD - ... With the combination of these two factors the number of children being treated with medications has increased drastically. “An analysis of 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention revealed that 11 percent of U.S. children ages 4 to 17 have ADHD, the New York Times reported. About 65 percent of kids with ADHD receive stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall.” (Rettner R., P.1, 2013) The side effects that children experience are not the only dangers presented from over medicating, some ADHD medications can cause heart complications....   [tags: pediatric mental health disorder, overmedicating]
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Severity of ADHD and Anxiety Rise if Both Develop - ... The information for some reason pops back up when it wants and we just say it and then it is gone. There are different levels of anxiety that can range from slight mild symptoms to sever life-crippling symptoms. The dictionary defines Anxiety as “A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome”. There are several recognized types of anxiety disorders. One type is Panic disorder; this condition makes people have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning....   [tags: diagnos, symptoms, disorder] 1397 words
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ADHD: Diagnosis, Treatment, Etiology, and Treatment Outlook - ADHD: Diagnosis, Treatment, Etiology, and Treatment Outlook Attention Deficit with hyper activity Disorder commonly known as ADHD is classified as a disruptive behavior disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavior disorder of childhood. It appears to be more common in boys than it is girls. This Disorder is more common in boys than in girls and approximately five in one hundred children are affected (Busing). There are three subtypes: Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive, combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive (most children have the combined type of ADHD)(nimh.nih.gov).The age of onset of ADHD is usually in presc...   [tags: Psychology ]
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Differences in Perception in Children with ADHD - Differences in Perception in Children with ADHD ADHD children seem to always be in motion. They can find it hard to complete tasks they¡¦ve begun and planning ahead is difficult. These children occasionally appear to be oblivious to what takes place around them. Then there are other days when these children appear to behave just fine, apparently unaffected by the disorder. This can pose a problem for the affected youngsters as it leads others to think that the ADHD children can readily control these behaviors....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 1102 words
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Should Stimulant Medication be Used in the Treatment of ADHD? - Of all the different treatments, stimulant medications work to change the brain chemistry to that seen in a brain lacking any psychological disorders. This makes them very effective as it gets to the root of the problem, as compared to therapies that try to mask the problem. The FDA approved stimulant medication affects neural transmitters in the brain, allowing for the neural pathways to work more efficiently. With the neurons firing correctly, the symptoms of ADHD are reduced. There is also other non-stimulant medications used to treat ADHD, but these are less commonly prescribed and less effective than the stimulant medication (Facts About ADHD)....   [tags: brain chemistry, psychological disorder]
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The Debate Over Ritalin Use by Children with ADHD - 1. Introduction For years, the topic of Ritalin, the use of the drug and its short and long term effects has been a controversial one. People who have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have abnormally low amounts of the neurotransmitting chemical Dopamine in their brains. This chemical plays an important role in the brain as it helps with signal transmission between the neurons. ADHD sufferers have difficulty concentrating and learning, they find it difficult to sit still and are often overly energetic....   [tags: Ritalin Pro-Con Essays]
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Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - It can probably be said that the average adult thinks of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as just an excuse for not dealing with life’s issues or maybe it is just another way of saying “I can’t handle it” or “I’m so disorganized”. It may help to understand ADHD if we explored the symptoms, diagnosis, effects and treatment of it. The symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is indicated by a lack of attention to details, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, failure to follow through or finish set tasks, easily distracted, and forgetful in daily activities....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Exploring ADHD and Available Treatments - Abstract: This research paper describes ADHD and the treatments available. It discusses the different medications and their side effects and explains the opinions of some doctors for an alternative treatment. The main goal of the writing is to shed some light on the disorder and describe some theories about ADHD. This goal is stated in the thesis which talks about how ADHD cannot be identified exactly, the side effects to the medication are harsh, there are different alternative treatments, and research shows it may be caused from hormones and sleep deprivation....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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The Existence of ADD and ADHD - The Existence of ADD and ADHD Some of the most common words moving around in the psychiatric circle are attention Deficit; hyperactivity; Ritalin; ADD, ADHD. These words are being most commonly discussed by most educators, physicians, psychologists and young parents in the society today. In spite of extensive advancements in technology which has brought new insights into the brain and learning, there is still a lacuna in the field of problems faced by children who are unable to remain focused on the task given to them in the classroom owing to their inability to pay attention....   [tags: Learning Disabilities Psychology Health Essays]
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Behavior Disorders in Children: A Look at ADD & ADHD - In today’s society children can be super ramped up especially with all the sugar and junk food lying around. Most parents may start to wonder if sugar or a short temper is all that is affecting their child. A child can exhibit multiple signs of anything when observed closely enough. Many parents do not want to acknowledge that their child may have an issue far beyond their control. According to the article, "Children Who Have Attentional Disorders: Diagnosis and Evaluation.” which can be found in Pediatrics in Review, children who have Attention Deficit demonstrate basic signs of inattention, impulsivity, and over activity....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern - ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern Northeastern middler Gary Brown* reclines his small frame on a couch in his Mission Hill apartment. He looks like a patient on a psychiatrist's couch as he dictates his history of abuse with Ritalin and Adderall. “I started going to concerts with a friend who had a prescription and whose nickname was Bradderall,” Brown said. Ritalin and Adderall are prescription drugs commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Brown has never been diagnosed with ADHD but he started taking the drugs recreationally as a college freshman to have energy for concerts and for partying into the early morning hours....   [tags: College Study Drugs Education Essays] 1655 words
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ADHD - ADHD Upon shadowing a fourth grade teacher at Deer Ridge Elementary School, I decided to talk with her about the students in her classroom. Mrs. Riley first set the scene of the school for me by stating that it was in the southwest suburban area of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and this particular school was not hurting for money. She then began to explain the different children in her classroom. There were twenty-eight students from a variety of different backgrounds. There were also two students with ADHD....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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An In-Depth Analysis on the Prescription of Stimulant Medication as a Treatment for ADHD - Stimulant medication could be the miracle drug, or the most harmful thing to hit the younger generations. Medications such as Adderall and Ritalin are playing a prominent role in many adolescents’ lives, or the lives of people close to them. There is an “underground market” for medications like these, and the market is growing quickly. Whether just to make sure they pass that next test, or if they really believe they need it, stimulants’ popularity is soaring, and not just among adolescents but doctors as well....   [tags: health, medications]
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ADHD Impact on family - The Impact on the Family After reading the articles Driven to Distraction and Lost in Translation, both from Today’s Parent magazine, I have learned many new things. I learned that it is sometimes not very easy to pick out a child with ADHD, even if it is your own child. It could take years to discover that a child has ADHD. It can be easily detected once the child has entered elementary school. One of the signs of ADHD is falling behind in school, or acting up and not being able to pay attention for long periods of time....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Educational Implications for Students with ADHD, Overt, and Covert - ADHD “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition affecting children and adults that is characterized by problems with attention, impulsivity, and overactivity” (CHADD). “It is a neurobiological disorder that affect 3-7 percent of school age children and may be seen as before the age of 7. The current diagnostic label is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, however, in the past several other names have been used, such as brain-damaged, minimal brain dysfunction, hyperkinetic impulsive disorder, and attention deficit disorder (CHADD)....   [tags: Special Education]
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Holistic Treatment of ADD/ADHD - Holistic Treatment of ADD/ADHD Dear Mrs. Smith: I’m writing this letter to you because I am concerned about your daughter. Jane is often staring out the window and runs to it to get a closer look at the “cool” animal or insect. She often yells out the answer or “butts” in front of the other students because she can’t wait her turn like the other students. The hardest thing I’m dealing with is that Jane is constantly talking out-loud, fidgeting with her toys, and also she never sits still. I am concerned about her and I would like to have a conference with you to discuss having Jane tested for attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Boy with Dyslexia and ADHD in Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan - ... When Percy and his mother went for a weekend retreat to the beach, their time together was interrupted by a storm and a horrible wailing in the middle of the night. Grover appeared at their door and revealed himself as a satyr. He has been keeping an eye on Percy until Percy was old enough to attend Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for training demigods. Grover told Percy that monstrous forces were now after him and they had no choice but to flee to Camp Half Blood. On the way, they were attacked by the Minotaur....   [tags: olympus, camp half blood, greek mythology]
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Understanding ADD and ADHD - Understanding ADD and ADHD First, it is important to understand ADD and ADHD and how they can be identified. Within the classroom, a teacher may encounter a student who constantly squirms in their seat, stares out the window, and has a desk that is a complete mess. These are not poor students who do not care about school and learning. Often these students may be undiagnosed cases of Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These students can often be disruptive to themselves and the students around them, which causes serious educational problems....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Essays]
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ADHD Research - ADHD Research Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disability in which children consistently show one or more of the following characteristics over a period of time. (1) Inattention, (2) hyperactivity, and (3) impulsivity (Kirst-Ashman, Zastrow 2004). Children who are inattentive have difficulty focusing on any one thing and may get bored with a task after only a few minutes. Children who are hyperactive show high levels of physical activity, almost always seeming to be in motion....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 639 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is often referred to as childhood hyperactivity, is a severe and chronic disorder for children. It is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders, and affects 3% to 5% of the school-age population. Boys outnumber girls three or more to one. Children with ADHD can experience many behavioral difficulties that often manifest in the form of inattention, being easily distracted, being impulsive, and hyperactivity....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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ADHD, Ritalin, Families, and Pharmaceutical Companies - ADHD, Ritalin, Families, and Pharmaceutical Companies In today's fast-paced society, it seems that prescription drugs are a more reasonable and reliable solution for children and adults than diet and exercise for the "disease" known as ADHD. Rather than take the time to play with their children, or institute a proper diet, it seems that increasing numbers of parents would rather treat their children's unexplained zest for life with pills and doctors. While there are some explanations and reasons for the diagnosis of this popular disease, most children are improperly diagnosed, and are therefore taking unneeded medication....   [tags: Drug Companies Pharmaceutical Industry]
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ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder When I first heard about ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder), I thought, “C’mon. This psycho-babble has gone too far.” I saw psychologists, researchers, lawyers, teachers, parents, all talking seriously about this claimed disorder. But what I didn’t think about was where this information was coming from. Many talk shows have featured ADHD, where self-righteous citizens cheer, boo, and hiss like a jury at some medieval witch trial....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - In this day and age, drugs are being prescribed without hesitation. Many of these drugs are being prescribed for children with various disorders. One of these disorders is called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a syndrome caused by a biochemical imbalance. It has hundreds of symptoms that appear selectively in a certain children. Some of these symptoms are distractibility, confusion, faulty abstract thinking, inflexibility, poor verbal skills, aimlessness, perceptual difficulties, constant movement, varied rates of development, food cravings, allergies, and sleeping and coordination problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Running Head: ADHD ON INTELLIGENCE Social and Bio-genetic Influences of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on Child Intelligence Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has undergone intense research in the past decade. Much of this is rooted in the fact that approximately 5% of children are affected with the disorder. Children with ADHD are identified as having increased behavioral difficulties because of excessive motor activities, poor self regulation and inattentiveness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1776 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - In 1998, the National Institutes of Mental Health agreed that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is indeed a legitimate psychologic condition even though its definition has not been fully pinned down. ADHD is a syndrome generally characterized by the following symptoms that first occur before the age of seven: Inattention, Distractibility, Impulsivity, Hyperactivity. Some experts further categorize ADHD into three subtypes: Behavior marked by hyperactivity and impulsivity, but not inattentiveness....   [tags: essays research papers] 975 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Disorders have become a very highly controversial topic during the last decade. Attention Deficit Disorder, also known as ADD, is a broad, almost generic term for the different types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical manual of the American Psychiatric Association offers us this definition: “ADHD is a disorder that can include a list of nine specific symptoms of inattention and nine symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity.” In addition, the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia provides this interpretation: “ (a) chronic, neurologically based syndrome, characterized by any or all of three...   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Imagine living in a world where sights, sounds, images and thoughts are constantly changing and shifting. Unable to focus on whatever task is at hand, your mind wanders from one activity or thought to the next. Sometimes you become so lost among all the thoughts and images that you don't even notice when someone is speaking to you. This is what it is like for many people who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders among children....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 1007 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - “ ADHD, a disorder beginning in childhood, characterized by a persistent inability to sit still, focus attention on specific tasks, and control impulses,” contributed by Michael Woods to Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common mental disorders of childhood. Many children grow out of ADHD by adolescent or adult years, but many do not. Studies show ADHD in adulthood is more severe and may cause long term effects. Diagnosing ADHD is very difficult, because most children are inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive at least some of the time....   [tags: ADD Childhood Children Kids]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), more commonly referred to as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), has only recently come to notice of scientists. It affects 3.5 million people under the age of 18 and 5 million people over the age of 18. Its current cause of existence is due to defects at neurotransmitter sites, rendering patients inattentive and impulsive. However, every year more progress is made in locating the cause and finding more effective treatments....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Learning Disabilities: ADHD - Learning Disabilities: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can affect any person’s behavior and way of life. In their book, Special Education, J.Ysseldyke and B. Algozzine state that no area has experienced as much growth as learning disabilities. It is by far the largest of all special education categories. Enormous changes in the last century have changed the way society treats children with disabilities. Psychologist William Lee Heward affirms that in the 1800’s there were few public provisions dealing with adults or children with special needs....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) -             From the day I entered kindergarten class at the age of five my accomplishments in school have been tainted by behavioral problems. Every week my mother would inevitably receive calls from teachers and principals complaining about my inattentiveness and hyperactivity in the classroom. I never had a problem with the work and I was always one of the smartest students in my class so my parents just assumed that I was a rambunctious child. My parents completely subscribed to the belief that “boys will be boys” and although I certainly was reprimanded for my behavior, the last thing to have crossed my parents’ mind was that this type of behavior was a symptom of a disorder....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADD or ADHD, has become much more common recently. As of 1994 the DSM-IV stated that about 3%-5% of American school aged children have this disorder. While it is quite a few children, what I find to be even more interesting are the male-to-female ratios within the disorder. They range from 4:1 to 9:1. According to Wade, Carol &Travis (2000), boys make up 80 to 90 percent of all ADHD cases. What I've looked into finding out is why there is such a gender difference....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 1672 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder It is very normal for children to be more active, more energetic, less attentive, and more impulsive than adults. When parents complain that their child has difficulty paying attention, controlling his or her activity, or resisting impulses, others may dismiss these problems quickly as normal behavior and that there is no need for alarm. Behavior problems in areas such as school work, getting along with others, and inability to follow through and complete chores, have become so severe as to impair a child’s adjustment are not likely to be outgrown can hardly be considered normal....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 927 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The subject of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has undergone intense research in the past decade. Much of this is rooted in the fact that approximately 5% of children are affected with the disorder. Children with ADHD are identified as having increased behavioral difficulties because of excessive motor activities, poor self-regulation and inattentiveness. It has been found that as many as 30% of children inflicted with ADHD have learning disabilities with academic underachievement becoming a common correlate....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 303 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and the Prospect of Substance Abuse - ADHD and the Prospect of Substance Abuse Reaction Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder whose symptoms consist of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Individuals diagnosed with ADHD often experience difficulties being able to focus on a particular task and controlling their behavior. The disorder is also associated with lower academic success, delinquent behavior, and difficulty maintaining stable employment. These problems are the results of the inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which are the symptoms used to measure ADHD (Breyer, Lee, Winters, August, & Realmuto, 2014)....   [tags: ADHD, common childhood disorder]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) -      You have probably heard and may even have used the term hyperactivity. The notion is a modern one: there were no hyperactive children 50 to 60 years ago. Today, if anything, the term is applied too often and too widely. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) estimates that all teachers have in their classrooms at least one child with ADHD (Simmons, RG. 1993).      Actually, hyperactivity is not one particular condition: it is “a set of behaviors” such as excessive restlessness and short attention span that are quantitatively and qualitatively different from those children of the same sex, mental age, and socioeconomic status (Gutskey, T.R....   [tags: Hyperactivity Children Disorders Health Essays] 3254 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder What is ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD) is mostly an organic problem, which tends to run in families. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder in childhood. An estimated 3 to 5 percent of the general population suffers from the disorder, which is characterized by agitated behavior and an inability to focus on tasks. ¡§ In the early 20th century, American doctors were discussing children who had problems similar to those described by George Fre*censored* Still, who was the first know researcher in Attention Deficit research....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts are constantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks you need to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives you from one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you don¡¦t notice when someone speaks to you. ¡§Tommy can¡¦t sit still. He is disruptive at school with his constant talking and clowning around....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 1022 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Many people remembered that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction. This disorder is one of the most common mental disorders among children. Seen through a child eyes with ADHD is like a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images and thoughts are constantly turning. Every person has experienced some of these symptoms once in their life. Just not everyday all day like a person with ADHD. This does not only affect the person with the disorder but the people around them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1686 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - ADHD My community project is to attend Whitthorne Middle School and help out kids who need a little help with their reading and language classes. There are 8 students in the class that I attempt to help in and my entire project is based upon kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, otherwise more easily known as ADD or ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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Moving Beyond ADHD - Moving Beyond ADHD Friends are the family you choose. As a teenager, when it is hard to relate to your parents, friends become the day-to-day emotional support that everyone wants and needs. I suppose the search for a group of friends with whom you can share yourself completely is one of the "struggles of adolescence." Disabled or not, this can be one of the toughest struggles of young adulthood. Having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has always complicated this for me. The symptoms of ADHD have been described as disconnection between impulses and the knowledge of consequences....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder] 739 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Works Cited Not Included Descriptions of ADHD symptoms have been stable since the mid-19th century. Even as early as 1863, the public's view of the disorder started to emerge in a poem by a German physicist which depicted 'Fidgety Phil's' classic sign's of ADHD (6). In 1902, experts classified children suffering form ADHD as mentally retarded, socially inept or even emotionally disturbed. It wasn?t until the 1940?s that experts classified it as a neurological disorder....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 2632 words
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How Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Big Business - Public awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) went from being under diagnosed to being over diagnosed. These days, teachers, counselors, and parents will diagnose a child with having ADHD disorder if he/she has disruptive behavior. Yet, the public does not know if ADHD is it an actual psychiatric disorder, a behavioral problem, or a school-based learning and interaction problem. Although it seems that ADHD is a socially constructed disorder rather than a valid neurobiological disorder, Pharmaceutical companies’ advertisements bombard the media convincing parents that medications are the best cure for their child to behave properly....   [tags: psychotropic drugs for ADHD]
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Attention Hyperactive Impulsive Defecit Disorder - ATTENTION HYPERACTIVE- IMPULSIVE DEFICIT DISORDER INTRODUCTION Attention Hyperactive- impulsive Deficit Disorder, or also known as ADHD, is under the category of IDEA, which is the Other Health Impairments. It is considered as one of the most common childhood mental disorder, affecting more than one in every twenty children (Shaw, 2008). Moreover, this condition can continue through adolescence and adulthood. IDEA defines it as a neurobiological-based developmental disorder in children and adults with a persistent pattern of problems in the areas of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of d...   [tags: ADD, ADHD, disorders, impulsive]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD, it is a disorder that is found in children and can continue into adulthood. The child has the symptoms of inattention and a combination of hyperactive impulsive behavior. Some children don’t develop these symptoms till late childhood or early adolescence. This disorder occurs more with boys than girls. They say it possible that boys have more of a chance genetically in getting this disorder. There are a large number of people that are affected....   [tags: essays research papers] 762 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is without a doubt one of the largest social problems facing the Baby Boomers in the 21st century. The last two to three decades have seen this disorder labeled many different titles. As stated by Donald J. Brown in his article Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), 1996: “What is apparent is that ADHD is a collection of symptoms or criteria.” Labeling a child as ADHD creates a large potential for error....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 808 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Video Games - ... Many establish the webmaster at the top of the page and click on the contact us menu. It has a general email addresses no name provided by going to webmaster@additudemeg.com if the reader may encounter any problems or issue for the site. This website was copyright © 1998 - 2013 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved New Hope Media LLC dba Addititude. There was no introduction for the publisher Susan Caughman: the website failed to give a brief description of Susan Caughman’s expertise and so readers could be aware that the publisher was a qualified publisher....   [tags: evaluation review, ADHD] 1169 words
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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder - "ADHD–Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorder commentary assignment”. The five commentary paragraphs consist of data and facts of an individual with ADHD. Many families affected by the emotional high and low points in individuals living with ADHD. Can it be that being single play a role, transitioning, or perhaps substance abuse this is one of the points that studies have identify. Substance abuse appears to trigger the social and emotional connection in high to a low point of individuals living with ADHD....   [tags: data and facts of a patient with ADHD] 1111 words
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Not an Education Thing, It’s a Medical Thing: Attention Defiance Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... While some people believe that it will help, there is no firm research that tells us that strict rules will help children with ADHD behave better. Michael Phelps, an Olympic swimmer, who hated water when he was younger; started swimming when he was 7 thanks to his parents flipping him over and teaching him the backstroke. Once he began, it was hard to make him stop. Eventually his parents noticed that although he excelled in the pool, in class was not the same. When he was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 9, his mother was determined to prove everyone wrong about kids having ADHD and not being able to achieve big things....   [tags: diagnose, test, symptoms, medical, attention]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - The only thing that stands between a person and what they want from life; is merely the will to try and the faith to believe it is possible.” Many of you have heard this quote, but maybe few of you can relate to it. Taylor Wroboleski started our interview with those exact words. Nothing in this kids life has made him look at himself differently, but dealing with ADHD has proven to him that he can succeed in the social skills that so many of us take advantage of. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you don’t notice when someone speaks to you....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD When Mrs. Fallon first described this project to us, I was a little bit skeptical about it. I kept thinking that I had no problems in my life and that I didn’t need any type of conditioning. But then I thought, I’m definitely not perfect and I knew I was definitely overlooking something. Recently I was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and I felt like I was cheated out of so many years that could have been productive ones....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 900 words
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Tutoring College Students with ADD and ADHD - Tutoring College Students with AD(H)D INTRODUCTION We have all heard of the schoolboy who doesn't know how to stay in his seat at school; instead he climbs furniture and makes noise during work time. We have also all known a schoolgirl who looks out the window quietly daydreaming instead of paying attention to the teacher. We now know that the hyperactive boy has a neurological disorder called attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) (Hallowell & Ratey, 1994; Latham, 2000)....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder] 1869 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Ritalin May Trigger Long-Term Brain Cell Changes Kids all over the country take Ritalin to relieve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drugs use has dramatically increased since first appearing on the market in 1980. Now how many college students get restless and bored when certain teachers drone on and on in their lectures. Lets face it some people can not present the work in an interesting enough way to keep our attention. So are we all stricken with ADD. Doctors have always considered the drug to be short acting, meaning that once it worked its way through the child’s system, it was gone....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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Do You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? - ... In order to be diagnosed with both you have to have a mixture of both symptoms for the same required amount of time present by age 7. “The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians collect the following information when evaluating a child for AD/HD: A thorough medical and family history.” (Wolraich, 45) A medical examination is an examination that uses the DSM-IV-TR, which tests the neurologic status and general health of the patient. Then they conduct a comprehensive interview with the patient’s family members, teachers and the child in order to receive all perspectives relating to the issue....   [tags: disease, medications, brain, symptoms] 1662 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Medication - According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All children show the same symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with ADHD should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity....   [tags: ADHD, Disorders, Children]
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ADHD Stimulant Medication Abuse and Misuse Among U.S. Teens - ADHD Stimulant Medication Abuse and Misuse Among U.S. Teens Over the last decade, a new epidemic has risen in America regarding the sustained trend in teens abusing and misusing stimulant drugs prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), specifically Ritalin and Adderall. There has been an increase in the number of teens diagnosed with ADHD and practitioners prescribing stimulants as treatment. These drugs are known in the teen community as the so-called “study drug”. An alarming high percentage of teens that are not diagnosed with ADHD are using this drug in attempt to achieve academic success as well as abusing it for recreational purposes....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, care]
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The validity of dopamine transfer deficit theory in ADHD SHR model. - The validity of dopamine transfer deficit theory in ADHD SHR model. Introduction and Background Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder in which there is a persistent and developmentally abnormal level of overactivity, inattention and impulsivity. The physical cause or pathophysiology of this disease is currently unknown as the diagnosis is strictly based on relative or excessive increase in the symptoms such as overactivity, inattention or impulsivity which may otherwise also exist in normal individuals....   [tags: Overactivity, Inattention, Impulsivity, Disorder]
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Teaching Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... It is actually a common disorder in the United States “about 5.4 million children” have been diagnosed and “about one in ten children (aged 4-17 years) have been diagnosed” during their lifetime (“What is ADHD”). It is most important to get ADHD controlled when the child is young so it does not affect their childhood or cause an obstacle for their future (Hussain). It has not yet been proven what the exact cause of the illness is but scientists believe it has to do with genes (“Attention”). There are varieties of different cases or possibilities on what cause this disorder....   [tags: education, learning, adhd] 1304 words
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Given New Alternative Methods, is Medication for ADHD Completely Necessary? - ... According to WebMD, less severe, common side effects of Strattera include dry mouth, delay when starting to pass urine, incomplete or infrequent bowel movements, drowsiness, inducing of a relaxed easy state, chronic trouble sleeping, low energy, temporary redness of face and neck, loss of appetite, head pain, feel like throwing up, throwing up, and stomach cramps. WedMD also lists common more severe side effects such as inability to have an erection, painful periods, and cannot empty bladder; infrequent less severe side effects including, but not limited to blurred vision, indigestion, rash, and weight loss; and infrequent severe side effects including, but not limited to depression, diz...   [tags: behavioral conditions]
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Attentention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD and What Can be Done About It - ... Reward) in improving child behavior. According to Barkley, 2002, the steps in parent training includes presenting information of ADHD in the form of video tapes and book, eliminating any misconception about ADHD, praising children verbal (this is to increase value of attention), giving effective commands to children and implementing a reward system. This reward system can be in the form of points allocation for good behavior and reducing point for misconduct or giving them a plastic chips. Teacher training intervention involved shrinking a longer phrase in to smaller phrase so as to fit the children attention span....   [tags: treatment, behavior, interventions] 957 words
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Is Medication Safe for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children - The use of drug therapy for children with ADHD has escalated to an alarming degree in this “pill popping” world. Most parents as well as educators became more demanding for a “quick fix” for children who have been diagnosed with academic and behavioral problems (O'Dell & Cook, 2004 ). There has been increasing concern about the potential adverse side effects of these medications. Prescriptions and drugs for ADHD come with discussion and directions for use, and the purpose of the drugs. The section for side effects often comes in technical language and small print, and many people do not read this section at all....   [tags: drug therapy, adverse effects]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a prevalent in today’s classrooms. There are many co-existing communication difficulties associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In this paper I will discuss the nature of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, its common communication characteristics, and the implications of these characteristics socially, emotionally and academically as well as communication strategies that teachers may use to ensure that students with this disorder may be included in a regular class setting....   [tags: ADHD Research Paper]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - As I was trying to figure out what subject I was going to talk about for my research paper. I had to narrow my choices down until I came to the conclusion to focus on ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder). Part of why I choose to focus on this particular subject is because I personally deal with this disorder and the other reason why is because I wanted to discover more information about it, so that I could further my understanding about it; just because I have it myself, doesn’t mean I am fully aware of all the information that there is to offer....   [tags: learning difficulties, ADHD]
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What Effect Does Being Identified "ADHD" Have on a Child? - ... Because of that harshness many children with this diagnosis experience bullying which becomes physical. Also these children lack the ability to filter thoughts before they escape the mouth. This causes them to say things that would otherwise be kept silent. These thoughts in addition to the social rejection hinder their ability to create long term friends. Because of their impulsive behavior these children are also more likely to suffer injuries. A higher percentage of parents with children diagnosed ADHD report non-fatal injuries on a regular basis....   [tags: disorder, peer, issues, injuries, disboedient] 760 words
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Discrimination in Henry Louis Gates Jr.´s What´s in a Name? and ADHD - ... It made me more zoned out than it controlled my attention and hyperactivity. The children would always laugh and point their fingers at me when this accorded. They would talk behind my back saying, “Its zombie girl. Don’t go towards her.” They would make these jokes until about lunch time when my medicine would wear off then they would see a side of me that was completely opposite. When I went into middle school, my grades started to suffer from my ADHD. I would go through spells where I would either be zombifed or completely going off the wall hyper....   [tags: hurt, george, prejudice, ] 881 words
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Drug Abuse in the United States on the Rise - ... If an older sibling is abusing drugs they are also setting a bad example for their younger siblings. If a teenager is using drugs this can hurt the whole family with constant fighting and can destroy relationships. (Butler Center for Research) While on certain drugs the abusers may even pose a threat to the community, by reckless driving or starting fights not only could they hurt or kill themselves but also the innocent people around them. If a lot of kids start using drugs, the other kids who stay clean may feel pressured to fit in, people who use drugs may suggest for their friends to try it and create more drug abusers....   [tags: marijuana, addiction, adhd]
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Lack of Concentration in Students - Kids of all ages around our country, have some difficulty to concentrate in school and get their task done. Some children start in an early age which develops a bad habit later on in life. Reason why this occurs in children and some adults is result of ADHD, a disorder that creates lack of concentration and lack of controlling energetic behavior. It can also mean that it’s hard for the person to be organized with their life and turns it into a habit. Children with poor concentration in school and educational work, can affect them later on in life if not treated or start to be organized in their own time....   [tags: ADHD, school, homework]
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Better School Programs for Mental Health - Currently in today’s society, coming out as gay is easier than admitting to a serious mental problem. This effect puts a burden on teens who suffer from problems and don’t know where to go; which led to the increase of teen suicides as seen in the media. In the average classroom size, about three of the twenty-four students have depression; not mentioning other common disorders such as bipolar disorder, panic disorder, ADHD, conduct disorder, and eating disorders. Without better programs in schools to prevent and inform about mental disorders, the current taboo on them, the bullying of students suffering, and the romanticization of diseases will continue to increase the negative effect menta...   [tags: mental health, bullying, adhd]
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My Life with Tourette's Syndrome - ... A typical day in my shoes varies on what calendar day you pick, but I can recall a particular day which is pretty fresh in my mind. I woke up late Wednesday morning. There was no time that could justify a shower, so I just combed yesterday’s starchy moose out of my hair, took my ADHD meds and jumped in the truck. Already my throat was feeling lined with a perpetually present phlegm, which no amount of clearing could remove. This made me nervous, as it was my first class day at Sam Houston. After referring my disability to the University I go to sit in the back of the classroom, where only the instructor visibly grimaces at my throat clearing and constant fidgeting....   [tags: tics, adhd, symptoms]
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The Rainbow of Risks - ... “ None of the children HAD been diagnosed with ADHD before (Fulton NP).” If that study is not bad enough, each year about 200,000 pounds of Red 3 are poured into fruit roll-ups, and kid cuisine frozen meals. That is 200,000 pounds of cancer and ADHD causing chemicals into our food supply and the Food and Drug Administration could care less about the youth. They want their profit and do not worry about the conditions that are showing up due to these dyes. The Kellog hot fudge sundae poptart contains five of the nine legal food dyes....   [tags: food dyes and ADHD] 1379 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Ritalin, and the Brain - Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Ritalin, and the Brain Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly referred to as simply ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed disorder among American children today. According to the National Institute on Mental Health an estimated 3 to 5 percent of school age children are affected by this disorder. (1) There are more diagnosed cases of ADHD of in the United States than there are anywhere in the world. The main symptoms of ADHD include "developmentally inappropriate levels of attention, concentration, activity, distractibility, and impulsivity." (1) While the number of people diagnosed with ADHD increases dramatically every year, there...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Not Just Your Kid's Problem: Adult ADHD - Not Just Your Kid's Problem: Adult ADHD Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Everyone has heard of it. A few years ago every newspaper and weekly magazine had a feature about the disorder. The disorder was mostly associated with school-aged children because that was the time when most of the symptoms surfaced. Today ADHD is the most common behavior disorder diagnosed in children and teens. ADHD refers to a group of symptoms that begin in early childhood and can continue into adulthood, causing difficulties at home, at school, at work, and within the community if not recognized and treated (1)....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Central Auditory Processing Disorder - ... Then the child is asked to repeat everything that is heard which tests for divided attention or repeat whatever is heard in one specified ear and this tests directed attention. The more similar and closely acoustically aligned the test items, the more difficult the task. Dichotic Digits test is one of the test that is most commonly used in this category . In this test four numbers are presented to the child simultaneously and the child is asked to repeat the numbers , for example number five is presented to the right ear and at the same time number three is presented to the left ear then number nine and two are presented simultaneously to the right and left ear and The child is asked to...   [tags: associated with ADHD, learning disabilities] 690 words
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Learning Disabilities and Disorders - Behavior among youth, specifically adolescents, has often been stereotyped as rebellious and problematic. The first formal studying of adolescence, in psychology, didn't even occur until 1904 (Hall, 1904). This makes adolescence psychology fairly new but our understanding of behaviors and cognitive development during this age has come a long way; especially in our knowledge and research into adaptive behaviors and learning disabilities/disorders. These disorders range from the well-known, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and Asperger's syndrome to the less known, such as William's Syndrome and Dyspraxia....   [tags: autism, ADHD, dyslexia] 1547 words
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Over-diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - The Over-diagnosis of ADHD In Bobby's second grade classroom, his teacher threw up her hands and said, "That is it!" On that very morning, Bobby leaped out of his seat seven times to go sharpen his pencil, each time accidentally colliding into other students desks and chairs, sending papers and books plunging to the floor. Bobby screamed out comments to every slightly comical part of the book that the teacher read. His teacher's last straw was when, after repeatedly kicking the desk in front of him, it toppled to the floor, spewing all it's contents to the ground....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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ADHD and My Family: Searching for a More Scientific Explanation - ADHD and My Family: Searching for a More Scientific Explanation My father, like many Asian immigrants, left India to pursue his educational goals in America in order to provide a better life for his family. He arrived in the U.S. with fourteen dollars in his coat pocket, a suitcase in his hands, and a will to succeed. For my father, in a place like America where opportunities were plentiful and where hard work actually paid off there was no excuse not to succeed. The practical translation of this belief meant that if his children worked hard in school there was nothing they too could not achieve....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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