Adhd Research Paper - 1

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ADHD Research Paper
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) seems to be the affliction of this generation of children. It seems more prevalent every year. However, diagnosis criteria for ADHD is so subjective, what qualifies, who qualifies? There is no specific clinical cause for ADHD but it obviously exists. So many questions remain to be answered about ADHD. Are more children really being diagnosed with ADHD annually and is it really on the rise as it appears? Are too many children being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD as an easy way out because of other behavioral problems? And when ADHD is properly diagnosed are we overmedicating our children to make it easier for parents and teachers to cope? How often are other afflictions
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The EEG results are used to determine where sensors will be attached, to earlobes, or even hair to transmit thoughts through a transducer. The patient then must complete "tasks" by thought utilizing the appropriate brainwaves depending on the individual goal or disorder of that subject.

It is a procedure than can help anyone, not just people with brain disorders. Dr. Bradstreet's own son who is Autistic, with the help of this treatment, has been able to stay current and progress at a normal rate in school. This new treatment can be used for ADHD, downs syndrome patients and even stroke victims. Jeanette Eddy, Osceola County Schools District Counselor and Stetson University Professor, volunteered as a test subject to prove the treatment is not only safe for the children in her school district, but that individuals with otherwise "normal" brain function could also benefit from this treatment. Ms. Eddy (personal communication, March 03, 2003) "I'm excited that we have technology out there that is completely safe and can help anyone, not just individuals with psychological problems, but anyone to increase brain function." This is an exciting advancement in the treatment of ADHD and shows tremendous promise in the treatment of ADHD and other afflictions.

However, ADHD, diagnosis and treatment are so subjective that for now, establishing baselines for

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