Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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“Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological brain disorder that is marked by a continual pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than what considered typical for someone of that age” (VA HealthCare) . Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is also known as ADHD. ADHD is a disorder that cannot be left untreated. Many wonder what are the symptoms of ADHD? What genes are affected? What are the strengths and weakness of ADHD? Are there any treatments? After reading, all questions will be answered. ADHD symptoms includes “complications sustaining attention, remaining seated, struggles with quiet activities, often fails to complete tasks, often “on the go”, avoids focusing on…show more content…
In other words, they are chunks of DNA that are either missing or duplicated. “Thapar goes on to explain that these missing or duplicated chunks of DNA are in the areas of the chromosome that overlap with those implicated in autism and schizophrenia” (DeNoon). Therefore , ADHD and Autism are very related because of the similar characteristics they share. Lastly, Thapar elaborates on how she “found out the most significant excess of these copy number variants was in a specific region that includes genes for brain development” (DeNoon). Thapar and others were able to collect data from over 350 children to prove their data. In addition, “Scientists from the National Institute of Mental Health identified individuals with ADHD have thinner tissue in the areas of the brain associated with attention” (Healthline). Those with ADHD serves from having thinner tissues around their brain. For example, kids with ADHD havse difficult times in school because of they are easily distracted, hard to keep organized and has hard times remembering assignments. Those that are born with thicker tissues around the brain, have a easier lifestyle than those with ADHD. However, “First-degree relatives of patients with ADHD are two to eight times more likely to develop ADHD than a person who has no first-degree relatives with ADHD. Boys are two times more likely to be affected than girls” (Block). Out of every 8th
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