Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly found disorder in children in the United States. Statistics show that the male to female ratio for children with ADHD is eight to one. 4.4 million Children between the ages four to seventeen have diagnosed with ADHD (Cheng Tina L et al.). African American children are at a higher risk for having ADHD. Caucasian children are least likely to have ADHD. 2.5 million children receive medication for ADHD, but African American children are half as likely as Caucasian children to take ADHD medication(Cheng Tina L et al.). If African American children do not take medication for ADHD the child will most likely do drugs, drop out of school, or find it harder to receive a job when they get older. There is not cure for children who have ADHD, but there is medication children can take to decrease their hyperactive and impulsive symptoms. Adderall, Methylin, Concerta, and Focalin are some of the medications given for children who have ADHD. Methylphenidate is the most common medication prescribed by physicians for ADHD. “Methylphenidate takes effects within fifteen minutes of taking it and lasts between four and twelve hours a day.” (Hughes, Katsiyannis, and Ryan). Although medication is out there for the children to take, some of the medication given haves negative side effects. ADHD is not preventable. Parents should not only avoid drinking, smoking, or doing any other type of drugs to prevent ADHD, but also to prevent
The students in this resource class had learning or behavioral disorders including: ADD, ADHD, or intellectual disabilities. By observing the students, I noticed most seemed anxious, rested or impatient. I think these characteristics related to them having an attention disorder. Students were impatient while waiting to answer questions or easily disrupted the class with a random thought. Some students had trouble staying focused and would look around the room. The teacher would have to say let’s stay focused or pay attention throughout the lesson.
I chose to research Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, in culture and child development for the following reasons. First, it is important as educators that we understand the difference between restlessness and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children. Secondly, we must be conscious of the origins of ADHD, how to recognize it, the myths and prejudices against it, and know the most appropriate intervention strategies. Educators must also realize that even if a child has ADHD that does not mean they are unintelligent or lazy.
According to a study by The Pew, more than 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent. The following consequences are often underestimated and undetectable. Incarcerated parents are extremely detrimental to the well-being of the children involved. Minors involved with the arrest of their parents often suffer more complications than someone without an incarcerated parent. Foremost, these minors are more likely to have attention problems like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Additionally, they could have behavioral hardships such as anxiety, depression, or eating disorders. Lastly, they could have complications in the development of relationships because of emotional problems. This
The education system today is more aware of students who face a diversity of disabilities than ever before. In a classroom, students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are especially triggered to experience the disability due to the many physical or emotional stimuli. This disorder involuntarily inhibits a student’s control over most of his or her behavior, so this does not allow a student to experience the same quality of learning as his or her peers. In the article “Arranging the Classroom with an Eye (and Ear) to Students with ADHD”, Eric Carbone reports on avoiding predecessors that worsen the student’s disorder. Through a study on antecedent interventions, Eric Carbone found strategies to help teachers readily instruct students suffering from ADHD.
ADHD is a disorder that affects both adults and children throughout the United States. It is actually one of the most common childhood disorders. I have actually witnessed people with this disorder and was interested on how differently they behave, what kind of treatment they need and how it is diagnosed.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become a very prevalent mental disorder in children across the United States. In fact, as of 2011, 11 percent of all children ages four to seventeen had been diagnosed with ADHD (“ADHD Throughout the Years”). With the growing number of children diagnosed, the number of people skeptical of the amount of stimulants being handed out also grew. One problem is the vagueness of the definition. One dictionary defines ADHD as, “a condition, usually in children, characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness” (“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”). When describing young children in general, many people might use words like “inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness” as
The purpose of this paper is to discuss one of the most common childhood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in early child development. Topics to be explored are the epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, lab diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD. Lastly we will discuss nursing interventions as they relate to parents and children with ADHD and review two nursing journal articles related to ADHD treatment.
Matt is a 38 year old, white male who has a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), has limited cognitive abilities, and a lower than average IQ. Matt has been living with his sister and brother in law for three years since their parents, who originally cared for him, passed away. Although he lives with his family members, they are not overly invested in his outside activities and do not spend a lot of time with him. Along with his diagnosis and low cognitive abilities, he has also been struggling with alcoholism and cannabis use. He has been receiving outpatient services to deal with these struggles in order to help him diminish the use of these items.
Approximately 5 to 7% of all children meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD, implying that on average every classroom will contain a child with ADHD. Most children with this disorder have some of their greatest difficulties in adjusting to the demands of school. Various studies have shown that majority of students with ADHD tend do worse in school than typical children in the same grade. (p.246) When you are at school you are required to sit still, listen quietly, pay attention and so on.This can make it very challenging for a child that has ADHD and can put them at risk of having some academic difficulties, including underachievement,
“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder diagnosed in U.S. children…In 2011-2013, 9.5% of children ages 4-17 were diagnosed with ADHD” (as cited in Pastor, Reuben, Duran, & Hawkins, 2015). Because this condition is so prevalent in today’s society, there is much debate about the authenticity of the disorder and the effectiveness of treatment options. Although many believe that medications should be the first method of treatment, I believe there are other options available that are less damaging. Parents and doctors should be cautious when deciding to give children diagnosed with ADHD medications since the syndrome is difficult to diagnose, the medications can have many side effects, and there are other treatment options that work just as well if not better than the pills.
Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopment psychiatric disorder which affects the executive functions of the body. For many people suffering from the disorder, they have issues with paying attention to a particular issue for a long period. They also exhibit signs of hyperactivity and impulsiveness which is not in line with an individual’s age (NIH, 2014). The symptoms of the disease normally occur in the children aged between six to twelve and have to persist for approximately six months for a diagnosis to be made. Many school going children that suffer from ADHD develop symptoms such as lack of attention which normally lead to poor performance in their tests and exams. Many people do not know the implications of having ADHD and for some the cases go undetected for a long period (ADHD Health, n.d). There are those individuals that do not suffer from the disease but since the medication enables one to have more concentration on an issue, they abuse the drug for their benefits. Before I was diagnosed with the disease, my parents could not understand my poor performance and I could not understand why it was so hard for me to concentrate in class no matter how hard I tried. The dismal results that I continued to display in school and lack of attention even when I was at home made my parents take me to the hospital for tests that indicated that I suffer from ADHD. For me, I did not quite understand how this happened but I was put on medication that
“Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011” (Data and Statistics); this statistic was taken in 2011. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a problem in which a person is unable to focus as well as others. They can have strong impulses that they are not able to handle and they can be hyper as well. There are a variety of types of ADHD and teens who have it may be affected by it in different ways (they may be hyper or inattentive). This is a common problem in teens and children and it has a large impact in school. Teens with ADHD are affected in school through their social and academic lives. Although these teens may be seen as annoying at times for their constant need for
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, shortly called ADHD is a psychological condition that begins in early childhood; however, a lot of children with ADHD often go unrecognized or undertreated because of doctors with little experience with the disorder. Therefore, it frequently persists into adulthood. It is now known that these conditions continue into adulthood for about 60% of children with ADHD. That translates into 4 % of the U.S adult population, or 8 million adults (Goldstein, 2012). As more adults including college students go to see a psychiatrist to get the medication for the drug and the medication with psychosocial therapy
It’s normal for a child to occasionally forget to do their homework, get fidgety when they lose interest in an activity, or speak out of turn during class time. But inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are all signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neuro-development disorder and can start as early as three years old throughout adulthood. People with ADHD have trouble focusing on tasks and activities, this can have a negative impact on the individual in different ways. It can make the child feel alone, incompetent, and powerless and those that don’t understand this behavior only intensified their struggle. Family and schools have a major impact on the life of a child suffering with ADHD. Parents who