Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Essay

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Abstract
There have been major concerns about the different kinds of learning disorders and the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one. While there are different kinds of the learning disorders which affect the old and the young alike, researchers have not been able to find the cause of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This paper will begin by discussing the definition of the disorder, the recent statistics of children with the disorder, causes and the diagnosis of the disorder, types and kinds of the disorder. Symptoms of the disorder and how it can be diagnosed and detected early and how old a child would be for the symptoms to be diagnosed. Treatment
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Exposure to poisonous pesticides such as organophosphate has also led to an increase in ADHD. (Life Span and Growth Development) In a magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI), scientists have observed that ADHD might be related to how the brain is connected and how it is wired that the density in the development of the frontal lobes which controls and suppress inappropriate actions and thought, focus attention, remember things, work to get reward, planning ahead. While there is a slow growth in the frontal lobes, the motor cortex— the one that controls movement —matures faster than in a more healthy and normal child. (NIMH) Symptoms of the disorder are usually characterized by three important key issues: Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It must however be severe in a child with ADHD and occur very often. A child must have these symptoms for six months or more and a greater percentage than other kids the same age for a diagnosis to be done. A child with inattention may be bored after a few minutes with a task, be easily distracted, miss things, and have trouble turning in or completing an assignment, etc. A child with hyperactivity talks nonstop, is constantly in motion, and has difficulty sitting down during dinner or story time and doing quiet activities. A child with impulsivity can be very impatient, having difficulty waiting for things they want and waiting in line. They may also blurt out inappropriate comments, and often interrupt
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