Essay on Do You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

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Do You Have ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most researched psychiatric disease, but it is a disease we cannot confidently explain what the true cause is. “In children, ADHD has become the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition worldwide.” (Bailey,1) According to a news report prepared by USA Today over the past five years, the use of ADHD medications have increased 40% totaling 39.5 million individual prescriptions ("New findings," 2009). That goes to show a huge increase in prescriptions and the disease being diagnosed. Many people argue that ADHD is part of normal childhood and that the disease is fictional. While the question regarding the validity of ADHD is surrounded by controversy, scientific and
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Do You Have ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most researched psychiatric disease, but it is a disease we cannot confidently explain what the true cause is. “In children, ADHD has become the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition worldwide.” (Bailey,1) According to a news report prepared by USA Today over the past five years, the use of ADHD medications have increased 40% totaling 39.5 million individual prescriptions ("New findings," 2009). That goes to show a huge increase in prescriptions and the disease being diagnosed. Many people argue that ADHD is part of normal childhood and that the disease is fictional. While the question regarding the validity of ADHD is surrounded by controversy, scientific and psychiatric associations provide evidence that support its legitimacy.
Many scientists agree that ADHD is a medical disorder that is affecting several areas in the brain. “Some areas of the brain that play a large role in ADHD that are affected involve the frontal lobe, caudate nucleus, basal ganglia, cerebellum as well as some other parts.”(Causes of ADHD, 1) The important parts of the brain are connected to complicated processing neurotransmitters that can regulate someone’s behavior. There isn't one specific cause for someone to have ADHD, but scientists have found that ADHD is very hereditary. Although ADHD can be inherited, there are also some other causes that can occur for someone to end up with this medical disorder, such as
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