Over the past couple of decades there has been a huge increase in the diagnosis and prescriptions given out for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. According to a news report done by USA Today over the past five years use of ADHD medications have risen 40% totaling 39.5 million individual prescriptions ("New findings," 2009). When statistics like this are seen it is only normal for someone to ask questions. People are becoming curious about the legitimacy of the disorder, and whether or not the treatments being given to individuals are appropriate. The argument seems to be strong on both sides of the fence, but the extensive research done on ADHD leaves it hard for one to believe that it is a made up disorder.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is classified as a syndrome that is comprised of a variety of behaviors that often arises in early childhood and is characterized by extremely high levels of motor activity, difficulties with attention span and concentrating, and/or impulsive behaviors (Cook & Cash, 2011). It has been estimated in the United States that approximately 20% of children and adolescents display signs of a psychological or behavioral disorder according to Luthy, David, Macintosh, Eden, and Beckstrand (2015). ADHD is considered one of the more prevalent psychological disorders in children, with approximately 3-7% of school-age children with an ADHD diagnosis as mentioned by Luthy et al. (2015).
One issue that this article has is the controversy of ADHD and its validity. Some people
Since 1990s, many scientists agree that exercise has positive impacts on people’s physical health and mental health (SIME WE, 1987). From Morgan and O’Connor’s research, people can reduce stress and state anxiety by doing physical activities; also gain emotional pleasure from the process (Morgan and O’Connor, 1988). Later in 1997, Landers states that physical activities can reduce people depression after weeks of regular and routine exercise. In addition, people can benefit from more
The article, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, describes almost anything you would want to know or need to know about ADHD. After reading this article I have learned that ADHD is a neurobiological disorder that affects 3 to 7 percent of school-aged children. It is now a
A large percentage of Americans suffer from attention deficit disorder also known as ADHD. The news article I chose to write about is a U.S News article by Rachel Pomerance Berl titled Meds or No Meds? How to treat a child with ADHD. This article discusses ADHD and how many Americans are affected by this disorder but also when to treat or not treat a patient who claims to have ADHD. This disorder affects the way people focus, causes over activity and poor impulse control. ADHD can often begin to affect the individual’s life if the disorder is not properly treated.
In people with Attention Deficit disorder exercise helped tremendously. There focus improved and symptoms subsided. Attention Deficit is caused from a malfunction of the brain’s attention system. A diffuse linkage of neurons that hitches together areas controlling arousal, and motivation and movement is the result. Exercise helps in rewiring parts of the brain that control focus and motivation.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) signifies a major public health problem. Diagnoses continue to rise each year, yet the rates of treated ADHD are declining. There is a lot of controversy about treatments for ADHD today. Helpful treatment options like medications and therapies are receiving negative views with many saying that treatment is not necessary or the negatives outweigh the benefits. Those against treatment cite problems like substance abuse and negative side effects. However, ADHD greatly impacts a person’s life, as well as everyone in that person’s life. Treatments help tremendously, relieving many of the symptoms and improving functioning capabilities. Despite the negativity recently about treatments for ADHD, treatments are necessary.
A cohort study was conducted to examine the association of diet quality, physical activity, and sedentary behaviours in childhood with ADHD throughout adolescence.It is a population-based survey among grade five students who are 10 and 11 years old, and their parents. Out of 291 provincial public schools with grade V students, 282 schools
Attention Deficit Disorder is a mental health problem that poses a strong challenge to the parents and children that are affected by this disorder. In this website, the National Institute of Mental Health wants to look at the ways ADHD affects children from the childhood and remains in the child to adulthood. The National Institute of Mental Health website used the authority , when treating ADHD , the accuracy of the evidence of children affected by ADHD and the currency of the evidence provided about ADHD on these young children. The NIMH demonstrated their authority in delivering information, accuracy in connecting with their audience and currency in their affairs with victims of ADHD.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a highly controversial disease. In the past and even today ADHD has been extremely overdiagnosed in youth. There are many reasons why this disease is so frequently improperly diagnosed. In previous editions of the DSM, criteria for diagnosing ADHD was exponentially less than the criteria in the DSM-5. This caused diagnosis of the disease to be more frequent. On top of having little criteria for diagnosis, pharmaceutical companies have promoted drugs for the disease more
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. Because of this, ADHD patients fare worse compared to healthy controls in terms of affect, quality of life, and attention. Thus, they are more prone to anxiety, depression, learning-related disorders, poor life productivity, pessimism, and relationship issues (Bueno, Kozasa, da Silva, Alves, Louza, & Pompeia, 2015; Ogrim & Hestad, 2013). In the US, 6.7% to 12% of children are diagnosed with this disorder. It is more prevalent in boys than in girls (Shier, Reichenbacher,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, is a neurobehavioral disorder that develops during childhood and can continue through adulthood. ADHD’s characteristics include inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and motor overactivity. It appears to be the most common childhood behavior disorder today with an estimate of 3-7% of school-aged having ADHD. (Miller, N.J., & Thompson, R. 2013). ADHD has had several names over the years. It has been known as minimal brain damage, minimal brain dysfunction and hyperkinetic reaction. (Peacock, J. 2002). ADHD impacts the lives of
ADHD is an abbreviation for attention deficit/hyper activity disorder. It is commonly referred to as a psychiatric disorder in need of therapy. The origination of the disease is in the neuro-physiological brain construct, and the main cause of the disorder is considered to be genetic (Wilson, 2012). Many children with ADHD struggle with impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention (Unnever, Cullen, & Pratt, 2003). According to McNamara, Vervaeke, and Willoughby (2008), “attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder among children and adolescents. It affects between 3% and 5% of school age children” (p. 38). In a
The purpose of this research was to describe and understand Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the most effective treatment options that are available today. ADHD is a mental health disorder that affects 3-9% of the population in ways that, if left untreated, can wreak havoc on the mind of the sufferer. It makes concentration difficult, large tasks seem insurmountable, and causes impulsive and hyperactive tendencies. Fortunately, research and experiments have led to new and effective treatments to help those who suffer from this disorder (Dupaul 8). This research examined journal articles and internet sources on the topic to help unlock the complexities of the disorder through scientific research. It also was a way to