Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD which is often referred to as childhood hyperactivity, it 's a severe and chronic disorder for children. It is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders, and affects 3% to 5% of the school-age population. Boys outnumber girls three or more to one. Children with ADHD can experience many behavioral difficulties that often manifest in the form of inattention, being easily distracted, being impulsive, and hyperactivity. As a result, children with ADHD may develop emotional, social, developmental, academic, and family problems because of the frustrations and problems they are constantly experiencing. (Shea)
It is estimated that roughly 11% of children and 4.1% of adults are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is a 40% jump in diagnoses in the past decade. Stimulants such as amphetamines are prescribed to treat ADHD to increase focus and as college students are becoming more overwhelmed by workloads, stimulants are becoming very commonly abused to make it through an all-night study session. Because of this there are several instances of students exaggerating symptoms in order to receive the prescription they desire to improve in their classes. Many people believe that ADHD is becoming over diagnosed and in most cases it is simply kids being kids or stress-induced distractibility. This paper will address the idea presented by Dr. Richard Saul in his book ADHD Does Not Exist that Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become an easy diagnosis with an easy treatment, however ADHD is not the disorder, it is the symptom of various other physiological and psychological disorders that have been misdiagnosed.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is an anxiety disorder that affects the behavior of many people. ADHD symptoms such as impulsiveness and inattentiveness may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. Almost 60% of children who are diagnosed with ADHD remain with this symptom through adulthood. Interpreted into simpler terms, about eight million adults in the U.S. have this life-affecting indication throughout their lives (http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-adults). In order for someone to be considered ADHD, abnormal behaviors including lack of focus must last for at least six months in two environments or more. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not just another condition that can be looked down upon, but
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become a very prevalent mental disorder in children across the United States. In fact, as of 2011, 11 percent of all children ages four to seventeen had been diagnosed with ADHD (“ADHD Throughout the Years”). With the growing number of children diagnosed, the number of people skeptical of the amount of stimulants being handed out also grew. One problem is the vagueness of the definition. One dictionary defines ADHD as, “a condition, usually in children, characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness” (“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”). When describing young children in general, many people might use words like “inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness” as
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) would be a very interesting area of research. I find this topic interesting because there are so many people that still believe that ADHD is a made up disorder and that the real problem is a lack of good parenting skills. I have several people in my life that are affected by ADHD. I have found that despite copious amounts of research into effective treatments, it is still difficult to find a healthcare provider with accurate information on the subject. The problem with misinformation is also common in school teachers who are in a position to recognize the problem in their students before the parents. In the research study conducted by Sciutto et al (2015), researchers found that several misconceptions were common throughout the world about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of ADHD. Misconceptions about symptoms or causes can lead to a reduction in recognition and diagnosis of the disorder. Without a diagnosis, it is unlikely that treatment would be sought. Misconceptions about treatments can delay or prevent proper treatment. Lack of treatment could lead to an increase in anxiety and depression symptoms in both the child and the parent. Comorbid symptoms of depression and anxiety are very common for people diagnosed with ADHD (nimh.nih.gov).
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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a developmental disorder. ADHD is a difficult obstacle to overcome, but is not impossible. Many people are diagnosed with this disorder every day. It affects more than three percent of American children. Common symptoms include Inattention, Hyperactivity, and Impulsivity. The causes are not completely clear, there have many things that have been linked to the disorder. There are many treatments that help deal with everyday activities with ADHD such as counseling, medication, diet and exercise plans. Children with ADHD need our advocacy, they need encouragement, structure, as well as certain
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a disorder that occurs in the brain that results in a lack of attention and an impulse of hyperactivity. This can interfere with the person’s development and functioning. People who suffer from ADHD show patterns of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. In children, ADHD is shown to be more common in boys than in girls. Some studies report a high ratio of boys to girls. The inattentive type of ADHD is found more commonly in girls than in boys. People who have ADHD as children usually maintain the full diagnosis into adulthood. Even if they don 't the children will have some residual symptoms of ADHD as adults.
The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) psychoeducational-based support group is focused on helping children at risk for or diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The demographics will include students between the ages of 8 and 12, who struggle with attention and impulsivity, both at home and in school. Group members will learn to improve their ability to develop habits of constructive focus and attention, and to apply healthy coping skills both in school and at home. The group will conducted after school, for typically one session per week for 15 weeks. It will include educational learning, discussions, and practical exercises geared towards developing self-regulation and focusing skills.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is defined as, “a behavioral disorder characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity” (Harlacher, Roberts, & Merrell, 2006). A child with this disorder can seem off task, too excited, disorganized, or distracted. ADHD effects between three and five percent of children, which means teachers will more than likely come into contact with a child of this disorder. As mentioned by Harlacher in “Class wide Interventions for Students with ADHD”, teachers should become familiar with some interventions necessary for ADHD children. Individual interventions are beneficial, but class wide interventions allow all children to profit from the modifications. Although interventions typically have a negative connotation, ADHD interventions are helpful for everyone. Class wide interventions for ADHD may seem time consuming, but as well as being cost-effective, it allows the ADHD child to remain anonymous. Remaining anonymous is beneficial to the child because the other students will not know who required the change within the classroom. Class wide interventions benefit the entire class by allowing all children access to the modified classroom.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychological disorder that affects many children and adults in the world. This disorder affects many aspects of their lives as well as the lives of people around them. People with this disorder may find it hard to live a normal life, as well parents of these children may find it difficult to live with the symptoms. Many questions have been answered about this disorder but many still remain. What is ADHD, the characteristics or symptom’s, causes, and is there a genetic cause? Some of these answers have been answered but some are still questionable.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a condition causing constant inattention, hyperactivity and (or) impulsivity. Attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is a condition of attention deficit in individuals. The main difference between them is that patients suffering from ADHD are usually hyperactive whereas ADD patients, on the contrary, remain shy and day dreamy. Both terms may be used interchangeably in conversations, for instance. However ADHD is an official term used by the American Psychiatric Association. One of its types - Predominantly Inattentive - is referred to as ADD. So, in order to avoid nimiety, ADD/ADHD is hereinafter referred to as ADHD.
In today’s society we tend to overlook some of the mental issues in our peers among us, especially in some school systems. At least 20 percent of youth ages 13 through 18 live with mental illnesses today. A mental illness can be defined as a dysfunction of the brain that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought or behavior, resulting in an inability to coupe with life’s ordinary demands and routines. Overall there are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. There are some types of mental illness that are more common than others, but among youth the three main mental health issues are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression.
According to Foley (2010), children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were categorized into two groups with nine behaviors associated with each category of ADHD. Behaviors with the inattentive category include failing to pay attention, and making careless mistakes, difficulty keeping that attention, not following through or listening, difficulty organizing, low task persistence, easily distracted, forgetful and losing things. Behaviors associated with the category of hyperactivity include a child being out of their seat and fidgeting, running and climbing excessively,
There are three main types of ADHD. They are the primarily inattentive type, primarily hyperactive-impulsive type and the combined type. A child with the inattentive type fails to pay attention to details and gets easily distracted and tends to daydream on a day to day basis. On the other hand the hyperactive-impulsive type makes it hard for the child to stay still for long. Mostly this child would jump or climb things in inappropriate occasions. The most common type of ADHD is the combined type. This type is characterized by both impulsive behavior and hyperactivity, and inattention and distraction.