Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

2585 Words Apr 1st, 2016 11 Pages
Johnny daydreamed so much that he couldn’t make it through school. Thomas was constantly falling into deep trancelike dreams that had to be shaken to awaken him. Equally problematic were Anthony’s restlessness and verbal attacks on the other students. Amber, too, was unable to stop talking and seemed as if she talked on and on. Marcus experienced school problems, because of his constant moving and high energy. These situations are the countless examples that are common to many children suffering with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children with ADHD tend to be more creative and seem to possess a more unique way of thinking, but they also struggle with being able to focus on one task at a time, which, as you know, is one requirement that is an absolute must when attending school. In the past, children that struggled with their ability to focus for long periods and carried many of the others symptoms of ADHD were regularly labeled as “problem students”. Consequently, much of the blame of the child’s behavior was laid on the parent’s head for not disciplining their child more. During the modern time, in order to counteract the disorder, children are regularly prescribed medications to control their hyperactivity and help them forcus their attention. With these medications come consequences and liability. These mind altering medications bring the question into the person’s mind “what is the purpose of giving children these drugs? Is it because it is in…
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