Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (also referred to as ADHD) is a common emotional and behavioural difficulty problem. According to the HADD Ireland Website (2014), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical/neurobiological condition in which the brains neurotransmitter chemicals, noradrenalin and dopamine do not work properly. ADHD is a disorder that without the correct detection, treatment and management can have considerable and long lasting effects and consequences for an individual. It is a genetic and long term condition which results in different learning and behavioural issues. ADHD is typically described as being made up of 3 main behaviours which include; Predominantly hyperactive; impulsive, poorly…show more content…
Schools can be a real test for children with ADHD, their parents and their teachers. ADHD can have a huge impact on how a child learns, children with ADHD often underachieve in school due to their inattention and often impulsivity. It is important to recognise that with appropriate supports and encouragement, children with ADHD can achieve their full potential. Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder (also referred to as CD), is a disorder which focuses on childhood behaviour. All children at some point in their lives behave in a way that can be deemed as anti-social behaviour. Many of these acts which are viewed as anti-social behaviour such as hitting or stealing, are usually temporary acts and do not attract any clinical attention. Nevertheless, children in which these behaviours prolong and become more serious in time, usually catch the attention of professionals in the health and social care, educational and juvenile justice services. Conduct Disorder is applied to a problem behaviour that is of clinical significance. The definition of Conduct Disorder is different from other clinical syndromes as it involves the specific instances of antisocial behaviour
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