Attention Hyperactive Impulsive Defecit Disorder

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Attention Hyperactive- impulsive Deficit Disorder, or also known as ADHD, is under the category of IDEA, which is the Other Health Impairments. It is considered as one of the most common childhood mental disorder, affecting more than one in every twenty children (Shaw, 2008). Moreover, this condition can continue through adolescence and adulthood. IDEA defines it as a neurobiological-based developmental disorder in children and adults with a persistent pattern of problems in the areas of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development. DSM IV defined ADHD as same as
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Sugars and food additives are believe to worsen the symptoms of ADHD but the studies found it to be wrong. It is not proven to be a cause of ADHD because based on the studies conducted, there is no difference in behaviour if the person take sugar and food additives or not. (NIMH, 2012)
ADHD is also associated with other disorders like learning disabilities, bipolar, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and tourette syndrome. Though some persons with ADHD could have co-existed conditions, it is not applicable to all. In addition, there is a big difference between bipolar and ADHD. ADHD is the difficulty in regulating emotions while bipolar is a mood disorder wherein over regulation of emotions. On the other hand, oppositional defiant disorder is also different with ADHD in terms that ODD do aggressive things purposively but ADHD may do aggressive things out of his impulsiveness, not intentionally.
` Persons with ADHD have trouble in getting themselves sit still; they’d like to move always to stimulate themselves. In boys, they have excessive physical movement and for girls, they are more likely to do excessive talking. Since ADHD is always in motion, they got more prone to accidents by this (NICE, 2009). According to Dr. Barkley, ADHD is having these troubles and difficulties because the motor cortex of their brain is
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