Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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Michael Phelps; Living with ADHD
Michael Phelps has a condition called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or otherwise known as ADHD. Michael is one of the many people who have been diagnosed with this disorder. He has become a spokesperson to talk about the disorder and ways to find treatments that work for the individual. Medication isn’t the only treatment for this disorder. There are many natural treatments such as playing in sports. This disorder not only affects the person, but everyone around the person. Many people are diagnosed at a young age, so family is very helpful when working to find a treatment.
The following are some details about ADHD. ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder and has had many different names throughout history (Shea 7). This disease isn’t unique to the United States it can be found in every country in the world. There isn’t a good way to determine the disease . People with ADHD show signs of aggression, not being able to control their behavior, and inattentiveness. ADHD is not just a learning disease, it can be a physical and mental disease. An example of the mental part of the disease is symptoms such as spacing off in class and not understanding their teacher (Schaller 6). There are many different ways to help control this disease. Medication is one way to help people control the symptoms, but it only works for 70 to 80 percent of people (WebMD). The types of medications are the same for all children, teens, and adults.The strength…
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