Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Research Paper Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, is a brain disorder that consists of a continuous pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with development or functioning. Inattention refers to a person wandering off task, lacking persistence, having difficulty sustaining focus, and being disorganized. Hyperactivity includes people who seem to constantly move, and continuously fidget, tap, or talk. Impulsivity refers to the making of rushed actions without thinking about them first, or a desire for immediate rewards. There are many signs and symptoms of Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and inattention and…show more content…
People with symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity may often: fidget and squirm in their seats, leave their seats in situations when staying seated is expected, such as in the classroom or in the office, run or dash around or climb in situations where it is inappropriate or, in teens and adults, often feel restless, be unable to play or engage in hobbies quietly, be constantly in motion or “on the go,” or act as if “driven by a motor”, talk nonstop, blurt out an answer before a question has been completed, finish other people’s sentences, or speak without waiting for a turn in conversation, have trouble waiting his or her turn, or interrupt or intrude on others, for example in conversations, games, or activities” (NIH). In regards to risk factors, there are many factors that can contribute to ADHD such as genes, smoking, alcohol, or drug use and exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy, exposure to environmental toxins at a young age, low birth weight, and brain injuries. ADHD is also more common in males than in females. Females who suffer with the disorder are more likely to have inattention
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