Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder ( Adhd )

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ADD/ADHD, better known as Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, is a growing disorder in children and adults alike in the United States. So many people have this disorder now a days that it isn’t a rare thing for a child to be diagnosed with it. In this paper I will go over the cause of ADD/ ADHD, the details about what it actually is and how it affects people, when you need to have the child checked for this disorder, and the many signs and symptoms of ADD/ ADHD disorder. ADD/ADHD has different effects on the person who has it, and the families. I will also explain how to go on leading a normal life while dealing with this. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that appears in early…show more content…
When people think of attention deficit disorder, they picture an out-of-control kid in constant motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting everyone around them. But that is not the only possible picture. Some children with ADD/ADHD are hyperactive, while others sit quietly, with their attention miles away. Some put too much focus on a task and have trouble shifting it to something else. Others are only mildly inattentive, but overly impulsive(Causes). There are three main characteristics of ADD/ADHD: inattentive, hyperactivity, and Horn 2 impulsivity. The diagnosed person can have one of these symptoms, or all of these symptoms. They do not have to have all three characteristics to be considered ADD/ADHD positive(Signs and Symptoms). The first characteristic is inattentive. It isn’t that children with ADD/ADHD can’t pay attention: when they’re doing things they enjoy or hearing about topics in which they’re interested in, they have no trouble focusing and staying on task. But when the task is repetitive or boring, they quickly tune out and lose focus. Staying on track is another common problem. Children with ADD/ADHD often bounce from task to task without completing any of them, or they skip necessary steps. Organizing schoolwork and their time is harder for them than it is for most children. Kids with ADD/ADHD also have trouble concentrating if there are things going on around them. They usually need a calm, quiet environment in order to stay focused.
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