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Appropriate Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Appropriate Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Education Political correctness and the constant fear of impending litigation from any number of sources has forced society to find other means through which they can control their children. Though other avenues for treatment exist, recent developments in educational and familial systems have produced a situation where children are over prescribed stimulant medications to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for educational purposes....   [tags: Teaching Education Research Papers]
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Ritalin and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD - Ritalin and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD Ritalin is a drug that many of us have probably heard of. It is a drug prescribed to students with ADHD. Is a drug whose use is very beneficial for our children, or is it a drug that should be cautiously prescribed and saved for only the worse ADHD. I feel that people should use more caution in the prescription of Ritalin. The term ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Its characteristics are people whose minds are often wondering, focusing on many different things at once....   [tags: essays papers] 701 words
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Ritalin and Aderall - i. Diagnosis of ADHD ADHD is a condition which affects multiple areas of functioning. Because of the widespread diagnosis this disease keeps doctors, pharmaceutical businesses, and teachers employed. According to Diller (2008), the use of drugs like Ritalin is at rates never seen before in this country or anywhere else. Diller also states that “we medicate our children with psychiatric drugs ten or twenty times more than countries of Western Europe (pg50).” Many children are said to be made unhappy, often alienating themselves from parents and others....   [tags: medication, ADHD, children]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Analysis - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be described as one of the commonest brain conditions of childhood, which can have the capability of progressing to adolescence and even adulthood. This condition is mostly characterized by symptoms such as difficulty staying focused and paying focused to activities, difficulty controlling behavior, and being over-active (Flisher, & Hawkridge, 2013). Following its presentation, this condition can reduce a child's productivity, making it difficult for him to succeed in school, finish tasks at school, and at home, and chaotic relationship with other children, or even adults....   [tags: behavioral psychotherapy,adhd,brain condition]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: To Medicate or Not to Medicate? - The medical world has seen many changes and advances over the last century, but possibly none that is as financially lucrative then the prescription medication industry. New drugs turn up everyday and claim to treat more and more conditions. On the corner of every block is a pharmacy and their shelves are stocked with prescription medications and it seems they are here to stay. The question is, to medicate or not to medicate. Most regularly we turn to prescription drugs for everything from acne to severe back pain....   [tags: ADHD, health, medical, mental health]
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Self-Regulated Learning - Ever since I can remember I have been a hyperactive child, I always find it difficult to pay attention and keep myself focused. I have learned over time to focus and stay on task when needed, and fix my distractions so I can regain focus on the class, teacher, or my homework. I do apply myself with subjects I love. The skills that I possess well are self-awareness and goal-setting. Lana Becker, educational researcher implies “Self-regulated learning requires students to make deliberate choices and consciously select and employ effective strategies so that learning will take place....   [tags: Coping with ADHD]
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Heinrich Hoffman History - ... Hoffman, using his patients as examples, wanted to caution parents and children about what naughty behavior was and the possible consequences of it. Little did he know he was writing about real disorders seen in children and adults, “Interestingly, the short stories deal with several subjects still relevant in child and adolescent psychiatry” (Thome, Jacob). Dr. Hoffman created “The Story of Cruel Fredrick” in which the main character, Cruel Fredrick, shows symptoms of aggression and dissocial behavior....   [tags: mental illness, ADHD, patients] 1395 words
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Many years ago, any individual that appeared to host other “entities” or speak in different voices and act with different mannerisms would have been considered demonically possessed. In more recent years, it was determined in the mental health community that certain individuals actually experience fragmenting into various separate personalities. Each personality has its own distinguishable traits and purpose within the host individual. In this essay, we will explore the symptoms of this unique disorder, as well as the potential causes and treatments utilized to benefit the patient....   [tags: personality, DID, ADHD]
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The Associations Between ADHD Symptoms and Boredom Proneness, Sleep Disorders, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievements - BACKGROUND: Previous tests have revealed associations between ADHD symptoms and boredom proneness, sleep disorders, self-esteem and academic achievements in children. These affects can influence the overall academic achievement dramatically, especially the affect that academic achievement receives from self esteem in particular when a result of ADHD. A test was performed on a group of fifth and sixth graders where it was revealed that the scores on a self-esteem test are able to more accurately estimate the result of the child’s academic achievements, even more so than standardized tests....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Student - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Student Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common obstacles that some students face in the process of learning. ADHD is often confused with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is very important to understand the difference between ADHD and ADD. It is also very important to understand the symptoms and behaviors associated with ADHD, as well as the causes and treatments available. After a complete understanding of the basics of ADHD, a closer look at the education system is essential....   [tags: Teaching Educaion ADHD]
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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms within the classroom There are many warnings signs to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), some may make careless mistakes, not paying attention to detail, not able to follow directions, often loses things, not being able to complete the task at hand, and often they are not able to sit still. (Jaska, 1998). These symptoms occur on a daily bases. ADD is a broader topic; ADHD is a subtype with in this category. Children can be diagnosed with ADD with or with out hyperactivity....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children - Introduction:      Most people have heard of the term Attention Deficit Hyperactive (ADHD) disorder. “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that interferes with an individual’s ability to attend to tasks (inattention), inhibits one’s behavior (impulsivity), and may interfere with a person’s ability to regulate one’s activity level (hyper-activity) in developmentally appropriate ways (Barkley 19)”. The most important job for teachers and parents is to separate fact from fiction, to clarify what we know and don’t know....   [tags: ADHD Disorders Research Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder “ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is like living in a fast moving kaleidoscope where sounds, images and thoughts are constantly shifting.” (NIMH-ADHD) ADHD can be very frustrating and difficult for children. Medication and treatment are available and have been proven effective. Parents can also get frustrated and they could do something wrong. ADHD is effectively treated with medication and therapy. There are three basic types of ADHD....   [tags: Behavior Disorders ADHD NIMH]
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Taking a Look at ADHD - ... He did that several times before the teacher asked him to put the eraser in the basket in the middle of the table. Though Jake had a very hard time focusing on his independent work and was moving around a lot, he did complete his work and it was to the teacher’s satisfaction. These preliminary observations point me toward AD/HD as Jake’s learning disability. The constant movement and lack of attention are my main reasons for thinking he has AD/HD. Both the teachers, addressed him very well and encouraged him to stay on task....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactive disorder] 1049 words
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Movement Education - Movement education is a type of learning that requires students to think cognitively while moving physically. Each activity should challenge the student mentally and physically. “All physical educators want to provide lessons that foster success. The MEF, however, focuses on not only fostering motor success, but also developing cognitive knowledge about movement. Movement education is about developing a very wide base so that students develop skill in executing many types of movement. To establish this wide base, the movement education approach uses a specific framework for classifying movement and encourages learners to build a movement vocabulary that they can apply to all subsequent mov...   [tags: MEF, ADHD, ADD]
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The Pros and Cons of Adderall - The Pros and Cons of Adderall Why did the ADHD boy not introduce his girlfriend to any of his friends. He could not remember her name; or better yet, why would a chicken be considered ADD. It never gets all the way across the road because of all the distractions. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental and behavioral disorder that affects 3 to 5 percent of all school-age children. The American Psychiatric Association explains that, “Individuals with ADHD may know what to do but do not consistently do what they know because of their inability to efficiently stop and think prior to responding, regardless of the setting or task” (Berne 2)....   [tags: ADHD Drugs Behavior Disorders Essays]
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder in Children - Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder in Children Sam was your average 4-year-old boy. He had many friends and was well liked by everyone. All in all he seemed be well adjusted. However, when he started kindergarten, his teacher started sending notes home to his mother telling her that Sam was causing trouble and not following the rules. His mother was concerned, and would constantly try to get him to behave. But no matter how much he tried, Sam just kept on getting into trouble. Finally his mom took him to see a psychologist - maybe he would be able to tell her why Sam was always running around when he was supposed to be sitting, or why he was always fidgeting and not paying attenti...   [tags: ADD ADHD Attention Disorders Essays]
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Attention-Defecit/Hyoeractivity Disorder - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) is a prevalent disorder in which individuals display difficulty with attention and/or impulse control and hyperactive behavior relative to most individuals of the same age and gender (Barkley & Mash, 2009). Also known to be prevalent in conjunction with ADHD are significant deficits in many areas including educational, family and peer relationships. In order to diagnose a child with ADHD they must exhibit a number of inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive behaviors over a period of 6 months, which should be present in school and at home, and which significantly impair daily functioning (Daley & Birchwood, 2010)....   [tags: ADHD, Prevalent Disorder, Children, Attention]
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Optimization of Ritalin for more Effective Results - Ritalin (Methylphenidate) Optimization Ritalin Pills Abstract: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently the dominating psychiatric disorder found in children. The creation of the drug Ritalin based on the molecule Methylphenidate in the early 90’s sparked a widespread use of this psycho stimulant, which still remains as one of the most popular drugs used to counteract the symptoms of ADHD. My ultimate goal in this research project is to design analogs for the drug Ritalin in the hopes of discovering a more effective version of this medication....   [tags: Methylphenidate Pills Medication ADD ADHD]
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Medicating Young Minds - Medicating Young Minds In the article, “Medicating Young Minds”, which was published in Time magazine, dated November 3, 2003, it is stated that using stimulant medication on the youth is harmful. The article's author, Jeffrey Kluger, states that society must find alternative ways to treat young people for problems such as; ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc. Jeffrey Kluger's argument is not very persuasive for various reasons: their ill-logical beliefs, their sarcastic tones, their opinion and lack of fact based information, and their tendency to be biased in their writing....   [tags: ADD ADHD Depression Anxiety] 1322 words
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College Students with Disabilities - College Students with Disabilities As societal pressures for higher education increase, more emphasis has been placed on the importance of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. This has led to the increased enrollment of students with learning disabilities over the past decade. According to a recent survey from the National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities, one in eleven full-time first-year students entering college in 1998 self-reported a disability....   [tags: ADD ADHD Writing Attention Papers]
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The Impact and History of Learning Disorders on Children - The Impact and History of Learning Disorders on Children In his 1954 majority opinion in Brown v. Board, Chief Justice Warren laid out concisely the fundamental role that education would play in postwar America: “Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. Compulsory school attendance laws and the great expenditures for education both demonstrate our recognition of the importance of education to our democratic society. It is required in the performance of our most basic public responsibilities, even service in the armed forces....   [tags: ADD ADHD Education Behavior Disorders Essays]
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Inside My ADHD - Thoughts racing. Focus, focus. Frenzied; Focus, focus, focus. Push-down. Twist cap (righty-tighty, lefty-loosey). Pour out the contents. Select one-white capsule. Toss into mouth. Swallow with water. Wait--fifteen minutes. The chaos has stopped. The storm in my mind has passed; the only remnants are the puddles that are merely glimpses of thoughts. My mind is now clear. My effective thought process has begun this way since the summer before my junior year in high school. Up to that point, I worked twice as long as my peers to do at least the same quality of work....   [tags: Attention Defecit Disorder Essays] 1729 words
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ADHD and Use of Ritalin Have Exploded - The noon bell rings at an elementary school in the United States. The children walk in a supervised line from their classrooms to the cafeteria. Their smiles and voices reflect their anticipation and excitement after a long morning of learning. Once inside the cafeteria, they find their friends, sit down, and examine their lunches. I hear laughter and the typical lunch trading by those who didn't get what they expected in their brown bags. In the school office, a short distance from the cafeteria, a large group of children somberly wait in line for their medication....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1217 words
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Discussing The Four Intellectual Development Disorders - 1. Describe the characteristics of a typical person for each of the four levels of intellectual developmental disorder (mild, moderate, severe and profound). 549-550 (299) When discussing the four intellectual development disorders we first need to know what each level is. The first level is mild( IQ 50-70) this level is also known as the educable level because the individual can benefit from schooling and can normal support there selves as adults. The individual who has this level usually demonstrates typical language, social, and play skills but they need assistance when in duress especially when academic and social demands present their self....   [tags: autism, behavioral problems, ADHD]
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Can Students Really and Effectively Multitask? - Although there is controversy over whether multitasking is possible or if it saves time or increases productivity, people still continue to attempt to multitask. In a survey that I conducted, given to ten people, all ten people said they multitask; however not everyone agreed on whether or not it saved time or made them more productive. Interestingly, one person said he multitasked all the time, but stated it did not work at all, nor did it save time or make him more productive. Another person who said he multitasked occasionally suggested it did make him more productive, but he could not think of an example of when he multitasked....   [tags: ADD, ADHD, classroom activities] 1553 words
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The Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet - ... This is a very serious disease, but no cure exists yet. Following a diet free of gluten can help with symptoms, and sometimes heal the intestines. There's no cure for celiac disease — but following a strict gluten-free diet can help manage symptoms and promote intestinal healing. Wheat allergy is another form of gluten intolerance. A wheat allergy “is a histamine response to wheat, much like a peanut allergy or hay fever. They manifest themselves in many ways, which can be quite different for different people....   [tags: intolerance, wheat, ADHD] 2005 words
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How School Systems Deal With ADD and ADHD - Barstow College Randy Payne Essay Six 29 May 03 Research Paper How the Barstow Unified School District Deals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) And Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) I believe that children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be (Masser, Creed, 1977) I don’t know what other people would think but I feel fortunate that two of my three sons have AD/HD....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Parents Should Use Alternative Treatments for ADHD - In the 1970's, under pressure from feminist activists, lawyers, and legislators, most states changed their rape laws to ease the emotional burden of rape victims who testified in court. They had found that, for many women, going through the legal process was as painful as the rape itself. No longer did a woman have to show up in the court with broken bones and missing teeth to be taken seriously. Rape shield laws prohibited lawyers from delving into the victim's sexual history. As a result, rape victims started coming forward, and not only those attacked by strangers, but those assaulted by coworkers, classmates, family members, and acquaintances....   [tags: Rape Law Legislation] 1197 words
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Types of Communication Among Children with Behavioral Issues - Communication is a key principle when dealing with everybody, but it is extremely important when dealing with children. This research paper will explain and discuss the different types of communication that are used with kids who experience behavioral issues. This paper is to inform those who have experienced a child with behavioral issues and the different communication skill that will help them reduce anger. The audience will include anyone who wants the information on children but especially parents, foster parents, and psychology majors....   [tags: add, adhd, behavioral children, listening]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children - This research paper will provide statistics for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, including cause, treatment and heritability. ADHD is primarily accompanied by other disorders, including emotional, physical and mental impairment. Utilizing three peer-reviewed journal articles, in class powerpoints, as well as text from Laura E. Berk’s textbook, “Infants and Children; Prenatal Through Middle Childhood”, ADHD will be explained in a nondiscriminatory manner. Geraldine S. Pearson suggests that when a child has ADHD, 10% to 35% of first-degree relatives also have the disorder while Laura E....   [tags: hereditary, environmental, behavior]
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Jeremy Peirce - Paying Attention to the Deficit ADD and ADHD are commonly talked about as if they are different diseases, they are actually the same disease. In recent years, ADD has disappeared due its similarity to ADHD. ADD was, in the past, a separate disorder because it focused solely on the inattentive side of things. ADD is now a part of ADHD because it is referred as a sub-type to ADHD. ADHD is an attention disorder that is becoming more commonly diagnosed and treated due to misdiagnoses and misunderstanding of how to deal with the disorder....   [tags: dopamine, gene, brain] 1799 words
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Basic Treatment and Information on Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder: A Guide for EC and non-EC teachers - ... ADHD symptoms exist on a continuum in the general population, and are considered as a ‘disorder’ to a greater or lesser degree depending on the source of identification, (e.g., parent or teacher), perception of extent of functional impairment, diagnostic criteria, and the threshold chosen for defining a ‘case.’ The developmentally excessive levels of inattention, overactivity, and impulsivity characteristic of ADHD are present from an early age. However, preschoolers with early signs of ADHD may also have co-occurring oppositional noncompliant behaviors, temper tantrums, and aggression that overshadow symptoms of inattention and overactivity and confound the diagnosis....   [tags: teaching children with special needs] 1444 words
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescents - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is commonly referred to as ADHD. ADHD is a medical condition that is categorized by complications with inattentiveness or hyperactivity and impulsivity. However, these indicators must be severe enough to cause glitches with daily functioning in two of the following places: at home, in school, in the community or in the workplace. Sufferers of the disorder tend to have greater risks for other psychiatric and behavioral disorders. ADHD use to be thought of as a childhood disorder, however, more research shows that ADHD continues into adolescence and also into adulthood....   [tags: Article Review ]
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Attention Deficit Disorder - ... Many researches show that a mutation in genes could be possible cause of ADHD (National Institute of Health). Some of this research will hopefully help scientist a way to prevent ADHD. Learning about certain genes could also find better treatments to help people with ADHD. A study in children shows that some ids with ADHD have a part of their brains that is thinner than average and as they grow up that spot because thicker as their symptoms improve (National Institute of Health). There are also some environmental factors that could be involved with the cause of ADHD (Health Central)....   [tags: uncontrollable behavior, not able to focus]
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Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Classroom - ... ADHD treatment is the best solution to a set of individual drugs for children, behavioral, psychological integrated treatment model. Medical therapy: the basis of all treatment, appropriate drugs can quickly and effectively reduce hyperactivity, impulse control, increased attention. Side effects include loss of appetite, headache, insomnia, etc., but not the side effects will occur, even if there is a also have some countermeasures. Therefore, timely feedback to the parents or doctor effects and side effects of drugs, the doctors decided to use the drug will be of great help....   [tags: brain dysfunction, parents] 875 words
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Analysis of over-diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - The mental health community has been noticeably slow in identifying that there may be a problem with diagnoses and prescriptions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health government publication, “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General” notes a rise in concerns regarding over-diagnosis and overprescribing of stimulant therapy, by stating there may be "inappropriate diagnosis and treatment" taking place (National Institute of Mental Health, 2001)....   [tags: mental health community, diagnoses, prescriptions]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition among children (Hill, 2000). Approximately 35%-50% of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD have a language impairment (Cohen, Vallance, Barwick, Im, Menna, & Horodezky, 2000). Because children with ADHD have short attention spans, low frustration tolerance, an inability to recognize possible consequences and difficulty completing tasks, their behaviors may be disruptive (Barkley, 2003). They may have trouble sitting still, controlling their impulses and thinking before speaking....   [tags: Diagnosed Psychiatric Condition, Children]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING ADHD 2 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, poses serious implications for affected individuals and educators. Given a large increase in diagnosis over the past thirty years, professionals and the general public alike are concerned that ADHD is often misdiagnosed. A thorough examination of scientific evidence along with possible assumptions is necessary in determining the legitimacy of these claims. The etiology, the use of drug based treatment, and the effectiveness of alternative treatments for ADHD are all important factors in the consideration of this controversy....   [tags: heritability, disorders, diagnosis] 1935 words
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Meeting the Needs of Students With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Several researchers have estimated that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder effects between 5 and 10% of school aged children (Aguiar, Eubig, & Schantz, 2010; Modesto-Lowe, Danforth, & Brooks, 2008; Schroeder & Kelley, 2009). It is the most frequently diagnosed childhood neurobehavioral disorder (Aguiar, Eubig, & Schantz, 2010). Students with ADHD exhibit developmentally inappropriate levels of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention (Modesto-Lowe, Danforth, & Brooks, 2008). Typically, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) is used to diagnose ADHD....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very common disorder among children, and it has only increased throughout the years. “It is estimated that 3-5% of children have ADHD, accounting for approximately 2 million children in the United States” (Mattox, 2007). Mattox (2007) also makes note that boys are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD because they display more aggressive behaviors than girls do, which results in girls being diagnosed at a later age. The current diagnostic criterion for ADHD primarily focuses on significant hyperactivity and inattention....   [tags: Psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a development disorder that is displayed by three clusters of symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (Barlow & Durand, 2012). ADHD leads to people having trouble concentrating, not being able to finish tasks and having poor academic performance (Barlow & Durand, 2012). The treatments available for ADHD are based on biological and psychosocial interventions or a combination of both. This writing will try to explain why psychosocial interventions combined with biological treatment are preferable and is a better form of treatment compared to biological treatments for people with ADHD or solely psychosocial interventions alone....   [tags: development disorder, psychosocial intervention]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Introduction Experts have different views on attention deficit disorder also known as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) regarding diagnosis, medication and dependency in children resulting from use of stimulant. Minors under medication to prevent ADHD have been on the rise for the last 3 decades in the U.S. The diagnosis of ADHD varies, some states shows a high percentage of diagnosis. Production of stimulants such as Ritalin for ADHD treatments is on the rise, with scientists explaining that it is recommended for treatment....   [tags: learning disabilities, psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Autism in the Classroom - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Autism in the Classroom When teaching it must be expected that there will be students that have behavioral disorders. These disorders must be taken into consideration when giving these students the best education possible. Teachers must accommodate to these children and incorporate them into the daily classroom. Every teacher has their own methods of doing this and can use their creativity to come up with these strategies for teaching. Some strategies may not work, so instructors must put much thought into how they are going to accommodate to these particular students....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Disabilities] 2116 words
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Attention Defecit/ Hyperactive Disorder - Sentence Outline Thesis: While diagnosing a child with ADHD and prescribing him with medication is not necessarily a bad thing, it is important to be frugal when administering ADHD medications such as Adderall, as these medications are frequently abused and have many negative side effects. I. Adderall and other ADHD stimulants are frequently abused, both to get high and to improve test performance, which can lead to toxic overdose and death. A. Up to 35% of college students have admitted to using these drugs without a prescription (Connor)....   [tags: Medication, Negative Side Effects, Adderall]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often the center of ongoing debates in the medical field. Critics have described ADHD as a diagnosis used to label difficult children who are not ill, but whose behavior is at the extreme end of normal range ( (K. Lange, 2010). However, unbalanced chemicals in the brain cause ADHD. It is not something children can control and it is more than a behavioral problem. “ADHD is not a disease per se but rather a group of symptoms representing a final common behavioral pathway for a gamut of emotional, psychological, and/or learning problems” (Furman, 2005)....   [tags: unbalanced chemicals in the brain]
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Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder - ... This form of ADHD is observed in individuals who are easily distracted, continuously daydreaming, severely disorganized, poor concentration, and considerable difficulty finishing tasks. Although hyperactivity is present, it is assumed to occur more so psychologically rather than the assumed physical demonstration. • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity, predominantly hyperactive (ADHD-PH)4 is the most commonly diagnosed and notable form of ADHD as an ADHD-PH individual will exhibit impulsive behavior, excessive fidgetiness, restlessness, difficulty remaining seated, and immature and destructive conduct....   [tags: neurodevelopment psychiatric disorder] 633 words
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Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Auditory and Motor Cognitive Inhibitions - Early findings on ADHD lead to the conclusion that ADHD was a child's learning disability which either disappeared or was minimized enough to be a non-issue with age. It wasn't until much more recently that research on ADHD and adults had advanced sufficiently to identify the deficiencies as they developed. An early article by Barkley et al. (ADHD/ODD, 2001) found that while children with ADHD aged 5-12 may be lacking in their ability to properly encode information when compared with their respective peers, these symptoms often disappear with the onset of adolescence....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) - Special educators of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) must exhibit a high level of patience in the classroom. Teacher behavior is a contributing factor to students' behavior whether positive or negative. As classroom managers, teachers are best suited to handle students with EBD when they have adequate educational training, a proper comprehension of the behavior disorders, and the characteristics of each for students with EBD. Teachers with lower educational levels have more severe observed behavioral problems for students in their classroom than those with higher educational levels (Stormont, Reinke, & Herman, 2011)....   [tags: Classroom-Based Intervention for EBD Students]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment - Attention Deficit hyperactive disorder is a prevalent and ever rising affliction in modern societies. “According to the American Psychiatric Association (2009), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders in school-aged children(Saemi 179)”.While the initial response to handling the syndrome is to medicate it and continually medicate to stem the Simpsons. This is not a temporary instance to cure the disease just a never ending cycle. It is my belief that not only is the medication over prescribed, but the alternative methods are to quickly overlooked....   [tags: gifted individuals, overexcitability]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the US - ... It shows how ADHD medications can be dangerous for growing teenagers. In some cases, it has brought regulations to protect teenagers from stimulants. Glaister (2009) says that “trouble is like most drugs they have side effects, causing problems with appetite, amnesia, possible problems with growth glands and sometimes cardiovascular difficulties, prompted the FDA [Food and Drug Administration ] last year to demand a black box warning for Ritalin, Concertra and other legal stimulant drugs” (p.96)....   [tags: teenage students, drugs, treatment] 1276 words
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Overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, is a very common brain disorder that is predominantly found in children but can continue through adulthood (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). It prevents individuals from focusing their attention, and individuals often have trouble with their conduct due as well (hyperactivityto hyperactivity or , impulsivity). Brain imaging studies have revealed that the brain matures normally in youth with ADHD, but it is delayed an average of 3 years....   [tags: Child Development, Health]
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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - For over two-thousand years philosophers like Hippocrates have studied behaviors characteristic of the psychiatric disorder known today as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, “ADHD” (Peterson, 2007, p. 10). It is defined by Myers (2010) as “a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of one or more of three key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity” (p. 595). ADHD is predominately seen in boys. Possible reasons for developing this disorder have been linked to abnormalities in the development of the brain, as well as genetic and environmental factors....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Is ADHAD Over-Diagnosed? - There has been an ongoing debate about whether the mental disorder ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is over-diagnosed. ADHD is commonly diagnosed in people, more specifically children, who lack the ability to pay attention, are often disruptive, are hyperactive, and impulsive. A medical personnel or a psychologist diagnoses the children using a list of criteria. It is only in recent years that doctors have begun researching better and more effective ways to diagnosis patients using brain scans....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder has been highly examined and studied for over 100 years, and to this very day, still remains a highly contentious and obscure subject. However, despite its unascertained origins, ADHD is ironically the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric illness in children (6). Five to ten percent of school-aged kids are affected by the neurological disease (6), yet there still remains no sure explanation as to how exactly the human brain manifests this disability. Nonetheless, stimulant-based medicine is most regularly used in treating the major ADHD symptoms: impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... The child presents with six or more symptoms of inattention and six or more symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity. K.S. frequently acts before thinking, runs into the street without looking, is unable to wait his turn for activities at school, and never seems to complete any activity. He is easily distracted by things going on around him and by objects in his classroom. K.S. symptoms are in the subtype of combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown. It is believed to be caused by genetic, environmental factors, brain injuries and nutrional factors....   [tags: symptoms, subtypes, treatment] 886 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... Also, they concluded, under the area of symptoms of ADHD, that the majority of participants agreed that one of the symptoms is hyperactivity. They also agreed that a short attention span and being unable to concentrate were, as well, symptoms. Under the area of treatment, they concluded that most participants agreed that counselling was the best treatment for ADHD. Along with counselling, they agreed that rewarding good behavior and medicine were also very helpful treatments for ADHD (Furham &Sarwar)....   [tags: mental health conditions, neurotransmitters]
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Monitoring the Credibility and Content of Web Pages - ... 6. Comparability with related sources: The website should provide relevant content on the lines of content in other popular websites on the same topic. 7. Software/Hardware/Multimedia requirements: The website should be evaluated on the basis of the ease of usage of the website with not much requirements of specific software/hardware/multimedia for such a site. In this article I have selected the website www.chadd.org for evaluation. This site provides information about Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder (CHADD) which is a nationalized non-profit organization established to educate, encourage and support people having ADHD....   [tags: websites, url] 912 words
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Attention Defecit Hypeactive Disorder - ... The effects could be immediate or after prolonged use, with no way of knowing if there would be any at all. Drugs are being prescribed for a child younger and smaller than the tested subjects, without knowing how it will affect the child, the child doesn’t meet the height and weight requirement for the dosage. Research has shown that “Children and adolescents are often placed at increased risk, because some medications are prescribed off label (without FDA approval). This is especially true when the children are not close to the age, size, and weight of the adult population the medication was tested and approved for use”(Ryan 57)....   [tags: chemical imbalance, focus, impulsivity]
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Yoga as medication? - Introduction Individuals who practice yoga experience an awareness of their body and environment. Yoga helps them to relax and feel at peace with a subtle feeling of stimulation. This paper examines the use of prescription drugs/stimulants that are used to treat ADHD in children, and the use of an alternative that for some can be just as effective to treat ADHD. Yoga has beneficial factors for managing ADHD symptoms. According to the “yoga Journal” through deep breathing exercises, yoga teaches kids to tap into their breath in daily life as a source of mental and physical control....   [tags: Body Awareness, Environment, Stimulation]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and The Prescription a Psychostimulant Drug - ‘Boisterous’, ‘energetic’, and ‘spontaneous’ were once adjectives used to describe the behaviour of normal, healthy children. These days, similar behaviours might be labeled ‘problematic’, ‘hyperactive’, and ‘uncontrollable’, often resulting in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the prescription of a psychostimulant drug (Lardizabal, 2012). According to the DMS-V, ADHD is described as a combination of “inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)....   [tags: uncontrollable, problematic, hyperactive]
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Misunderstood Minds: ADHAD in College Students - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, generally known as ADHD can be described as having a nonstop conversation with yourself. Constant racing thoughts, changing from one thing to another, not needing coffee because you already have a buzzed. Instead of walking, you are running. Standing in line for one minute feels like five hours. Always on the go and never looking back because, it would cause you to slow down. Imagine that always happening and not being able to control any of it. Unfortunately, this effects two to eight percent of college students dealing with ADHD and it is the most common learning disability that receives accommodations at higher levels of education (Musso and Grouv...   [tags: learning differences, ]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that displays as distracted, hyperactive, and unable to focus on tasks and activities. Also known as Hyperkinetic Impulse Disorder, Hyperkinesis, Hyperactive Syndrome, Minimal Brain Damage, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, and Undifferentiated Deficit Disorder, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in children. Although many children with ADHD are quite intelligent, their lack of focus can frequently lead to poor grades and a low self esteem....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ranks as the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 2-10% of children in elementary school (Goldson, and Renolds 91-3). Three areas of dysfunction compose ADHD including emotional, cognitive, and behavior problems (Spencer). ADHD initially presents in childhood with diagnosis after school enrollment and usually recedes between the ages of 10 and 25 years but can persist through adolescence and into adulthood (Goldson, and Renolds 91-3)....   [tags: Child Psychology]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Parenting - ... The increased attention has also attracted a great deal of controversy, with medical experts questioning the safety of administering psychostimulant drugs to children. Although the evidence is often contradictory, due to an increase in the documentation of the adverse side effects in children caused by psychostimulant medication [CITE] as well as an increase in the evidence of nonpharmacological treatments successfully reducing the symptoms of ADHD, many parents have become reluctant in allowing their children to take the prescribed drugs (Isaacs, Watkins, Hodgens, & Zachor, 2002)....   [tags: psychostimulant drugs] 785 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that creates a great deal of discussions among professionals. There are numerous debates that surround this disorder. There are theory’s presented from each side about what causes it, how to asses it, and how to deal with it effectively. The first question needing answered is what is ADHD. ADHD is a set of behavioral problems revolving around three main symptoms. The chief symptom that a person exhibits is the incapacity to keep their attention focus....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Controversy in Medicating Children - Medicating children has always been a controversial issue. As you are probably already imagining, there are numerous concerns about this issue. Some people fear that medicating children and adolescents can throw a wrench into healthy development since many medications effect the workings of developing brains. Others are worried because child and adolescent bodies react to medications differently than adult bodies do; they might experience side effects more strongly or new side effects may even arise....   [tags: Healthy Development, Medication Effects]
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Hyperactivity Disorder - "I was trying to daydream but my mind kept wandering." The quote by Steven Wright shows that the person has lot thoughts that are going through his or her mind. Also, the quote shows that the person is inattentive. This means that he or she have an enormous energy store in his or herself. Having time to explore is one of the magnificent things that children often do. Children have an enthusiasm to learn the environment that surrounds them. If they go over the limit, then the children will have problems concentrating....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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A Window Into Adults WithAttention-Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder - Much of the awareness associated with Attention-Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD), has been linked to children and adolescents. The problem with that belief is that there’s an ever-growing population of adults who have been diagnosed with the disorder and live with it day by day. The process of living with the disability, getting diagnosed and receiving treatment, is an interesting one that has begun to rapidly get attention over the past few years. The impact of this disorder can range anywhere from a mild distress to a problem that spreads into all aspects of an adults life....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Treatments] 2506 words
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Out of Order Disorder - Out of Order Disorder It has been known since the beginning of time that not all people have the same brain function, social graces or self control. Children have daydreamed, been distracted, wiggled and have been routinely disruptive in classrooms. The condition dubbed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a new name for old behaviors. It has only been the last 40 or so years that these behaviors have become known as a disorder. They were previously accepted, on the most part, as common childhood behavior that would be outgrown....   [tags: Child Development]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... This is the most common type of ADHD. The origin and cause of ADHD is not known. There are ideas and theories, but there is no sure fire way to know why a person possesses it. One thought to the origin is that the genes controlling the levels of certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters seem to be different in those with ADHD. One thought on to what can cause ADHD is Genetics. It is thought that genetics passed on by family may play a role. A child who has a sibling or parent who has ADHD has a raised risk of developing ADHD (NIMH)....   [tags: relationships, inattentiveness, symptoms]
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Adderall and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Adderall however, has been one of the most popular drugs prescribed to ADHD patients. Adderall is an FDA approved drug concocted mixture of various drugs including amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. There are two types of adderall in the market, the regular and the XR, which is extended release. The half-life of the medication refers to how long it takes for the drug to be cleared from the bloodstream. Generally speaking with the two types of adderall, regular adderall has a half-life of 4-6 hours, meaning it is eradicated from the body within 60 hours....   [tags: depression, amphetamine, cocaine] 587 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Personality. For a typical person with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) sitting down to do a task such as homework can be agonizing, the physical act of staying in place, being as difficult as concentrating on the work. The person with ADHD may go on in life to have social problems because symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity, are mistaken as laziness or self-centeredness (14). The problems of ADHD often develop further manifesting as compulsive disorder, depression, school and job failure, relationship trouble, and substance addiction (5)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Third, the paper will focus on the importance of a proper diagnosis and the consequences that can arise from a misdiagnosis and improper treatment. The fourth point that will be addressed is that increased access to technology, such as television, at a young age may increase a child’s risk for a shorter attention span which is indicative of environmental factors playing a role in childhood ADHD as well as the shortened attention spans of the majority of individuals. In addition, this paper will propose the idea that it is not the ADHD that should be “fixed” but rather society should adapt itself to the shorter attention spans shared by most people....   [tags: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment] 774 words
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The Proper Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is thought to effect between two and seven percent of all childhood population, and roughly five percent of all adults. (Heal and Pierce 713-738, Weiss and Weiss 27-37) Kids and adults with ADHD exhibit a wide variety of symptoms ranging from inattention to impulsivity to hyperactivity, all of which can be treated with a correct application of modern medicine. (Jones 12-20) But as concerned parents look harder at modern treatments many begins to raise concerns about unwelcomed and unnecessary side effects such as increased chances of problematic cardiovascular issues....   [tags: Psychology]
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Taking a Look at Ritalin - ... Food and and Drug Administration. According to studies and surveys conducted by the CDC, approximately 4.3 million ADHD affected patients are currently prescribed Ritalin. The New York Times has reported that sales of Ritalin have more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, from $4 billion to $9 billion. This increase is working as a different kind of stimulant toward fears that this drug is being prescribed not completely for the purpose of treating ADHD, but also to be beneficial toward enhancement of performance in school, improve failing grades, and to keep overactive children from disturbing their classmates....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactive disorder] 739 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Cory’s little brother has also been diagnosed with ADHD as well but this is the first for the family looking at the medical history. Cory is still very young but has never been in any real trouble with the law thus far and his...   [tags: the case of Cory] 1133 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Given this statistic, in 1970, 150,000 children were diagnosed with this condition, to now a massive four million diagnosed in the year 2005 (Ritalin is Dangerous). The United States uses eighty percent of the world’s Ritalin (Ritalin is Dangerous). Many people point to this statistic in that this culture has led to this drug be overly permissive to medicating children rather than punishing them. There is no accurate or reliable diagnostic test for ADHD, and some experts question whether it even exists (Medications for Mental Illness are Overprescribed)....   [tags: public health problems] 1952 words
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Ritalin and Its Effects on Children - Thesis: Today there is a great debate concerning the diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD and who has the right to decide what happens. It is estimated that between 3 and 12 percent of the population has to deal with conditions known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). This equals approximately 3 million children in the United States alone. Both of these disorders (ADD and ADHD) exhibit the same traits leading them to be lumped together. Children affected by ADD or ADHD have behavior and emotional problems....   [tags: Research Papers Disorders Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), is the most common psychiatric disorder among children today. It’s symptoms are not necessarily obvious and start at various times. Some children give indication of having the disorder before they are born, others are not diagnosed with having it until their preteen years. ADHD overlaps with several other conditions, further confusing physicians and mental health professionals who attempt to provide a diagnosis. Hyperactive children, who are often misdiagnosed as "emotionally disturbed," create a lot of chaos in the home and at school....   [tags: essays research papers] 1312 words
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