ADHD Summary And Analysis

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The treatment of ADHD, a mental disorder, is a popular topic among scientists, clinicians, and psychologists. However, controversy is present in the topic, and it is caused by much disagreement over whether ADHD is properly diagnosed, and which treatments for ADHD are most effective. Although both sides of each of the aforementioned conflicts consist of members that support their arguments and claims with solely blatant evidence, the sides also include members that invalidly attempt to support their own claims with opinionated statements and emotional manipulation, two factors that often contribute to biased, invalid arguments. Furthermore, all the groups of debaters that provide evidence to support their claims include debaters that make statements…show more content…
In this review and analysis, the author introduces ADHD itself, and he points out the fact that opinions of ADHD treatment vary with terms such as “varying” and “prevalence” (see paragraph one). In addition, the author states that the ADHD controversy is a “debate” over how much ADHD is diagnosed and whether it’s “overtreated” or “undertreated” (see paragraph 1). This suggests that the author approaches the issue of ADHD treatment with a neutral, unbiased attitude, indicating that the author does not take sides in the ADHD controversy. Next, he introduces the academic journal’s author, and states that he provides a “richly textured” and “historical” perspective on how today’s ADHD controversy came to be (see paragraph 2). While the term “historical” is used to indicate that the author of the academic journal includes historical context in his writing, the phrase “richly textured” shows that the author reviewing and analyzing the academic journal is slightly opinionated towards the contents of the…show more content…
The analyst includes the fact that while stimulants are popular in North America, diets are widely favored in the UK. This information has a significant relationship with the ADHD diagnosis controversy because it demonstrates that different places around the world disagree with what ADHD treatment methods are the most effective. However, the analyst adds that a “major oversight” in the journal is a lack of discussion of behavioral ADHD treatments (see paragraph six). Assuming that the analyst is truthful, this shows that the author of the academic journal did not include all types of ADHD treatments. Hence, the academic journal is less reliable because not all aspects of the ADHD diagnosis controversy have been covered. Despite omitting an ADHD treatment method, the author of the academic journal includes his own suggestion for limiting overdiagnosis, which involves “child-centered” classes, an increase in exercise, and other endeavors to constitute to a “healthy home environment” (see paragraph seven). Since the academic journal’s author made a suggestion which consists of executing a certain method for treating ADHD, he has approached the issue without neutrality. However, the analyst himself approached the issue with neutrality by suggesting that efforts to evaluate “each component” and compare efficacies should be funded (see
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