Hyperactivity And The Underlying Issues

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Hyperactivity and the Underlying Issues Douglas Nelson RN 66 Behavioral Emotional Disorders 11/23/15 Dr. Helen Hubbard Hyperactivity and the Underlying Issues Introduction Childhood Hyperactivity; classified by ICD-10 as HKD or Hyperkinetic Disorder, is considered more severe than ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, syndrome as classified by DSM-IV. ADHD is diagnosed more than HKD and its believed that HKD is less commonly diagnosed because of it is restrictive and numerous criteria. Both of these disorders are being studied in relation to children’s sleep wake patterns, and the possibility of an underlying disorder being the cause of their symptoms. Those symptoms being over activity, impulsivity, and…show more content…
According to the large-scale study, when compared with the control groups those with the combined ADHD symptoms of Inattentiveness and Hyperactive-Impulsivity had extreme rates of circadian rhythm problems, sleep-talking and often nightmares. The data in regard to children on the psycho stimulants, have difficulty pinning whether the medication helps or not. In some cases, it makes the children’s sleep patterns worse. In others it tends to improve or perhaps normalize in those children with ADHD. It seems that even though medications can have undesired effects on sleep, it still is unclear one way or the other. In some cases the sleep related problems may even make the severity of ADHD worse or even produce ADHD like symptoms. It is important to monitor the sleep pattern in a child diagnosed with ADHD. That way they can manage the amount of sleep disturbances, and aid in bettering the quality of life for not just the child, but the parents as well. The aim of the current study is to compare sleep, as reported by parents, in children diagnosed with HKD versus children with no diagnosis. These children were matched in their age, sex and school year, with and without medication. They were divided into two groups elementary aged grades 1-6. The clinical group was of 30 children; 25 boys and 5 girls. The community group was
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