The main topic of this page is information and statistics pertaining to children that possess the disorder of ADHD. It provided several statistics amongst the boys and girls that have ADHD. It also provided percentages and rates of how many children are diagnosed with the disorder. It revealed that statistically proven boys are more likely to become diagnosed with the disorder than females are. This site also provided statistics ad ratings of the different treatments that children are taking and how many American children received treatment for the disorder in 2011. There was also a percentage representing the children that may have been diagnosed with the disorder but are not receiving any type of treatment for it. There are also facts supporting that parents that may have been diagnosed with the disorder are more likely to reproduce children that suffer from the same disorder opposed to parents who have not been diagnosed or exhibited any behaviors or symptoms of ADHD. It is also quoted that children that have been diagnosed with the disorder may form a issue with maintaining any relationships or friendships amongst their peers. There was also a percentage that supported the fact that the children that suffer from the disorder of ADHD have a higher rate or major injuries and hospital visits compared to the average child. There is also a high economic cost to care and treat children that suffer from this disorder.
In the article, The Gift of ADHD? a boy named Sam grew up thinking he was a failure and that he was stupid. But now at age 24 he is a partner in a real-estate firm. He states that the key to his success is his ADHD. There is a controversial point that some of the symptoms of ADHD actually have flip sides that strengthen creativity, energy and intuition. Many criminals have ADHD as well as successful artists and CEO’s. The difficult thing is learning how to control the disorder and whether you let it become a gift or a curse.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder involving behavioral and cognitive aspects of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity (Ciccarelli, S.). This disorder is most common mental disorder in children. ADHD gets diagnosed at a young age and continues in some cases into adulthood. Although in most cases children who are diagnosed with ADHD in childhood, normally grow out of it by the time they become adults. It is estimated that 2.5 percent of adults and 5 percent children have ADHD (What Is ADHD). In numerous studies on ADHD in genders, boys are about three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD (What Is ADHD). Symptoms of ADHD show different
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) seems to be the affliction of this generation of children. It seems more prevalent every year. However, diagnosis criteria for ADHD is so subjective, what qualifies, who qualifies? There is no specific clinical cause for ADHD but it obviously exists. So many questions remain to be answered about ADHD. Are more children really being diagnosed with ADHD annually and is it really on the rise as it appears? Are too many children being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD as an easy way out because of other behavioral problems? And when ADHD is properly diagnosed are we overmedicating our children to make it easier for parents and teachers to cope? How often are other afflictions
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), a mental illness in which every American thinks they seem to have at times. Many people seem to think they have ‘ADHD brain’ or say they are ‘so ADHD’. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a mental disorder which is characterized by the DSM-V as impairing one's attention, shifting tasks constantly, and displaying hyperactive behavior (European consensus statement on diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD: The European Network Adult ADHD). Although some people seem to think ADHD is just something kids experience nowadays, recent research is showing perhaps ADHD is a product of natural selection, and at one time needed to survive
Stephen Tonti’s “ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder” focuses on how ADHD affects the mind, specifically Tonti’s. He begins by introducing himself as everything he has ever done from playing sports to playing in the band to acting. His personal stories clearly portray what it is for him and others around the world to live with ADHD. He goes to say that because of the unique way his brain works he was allowed to find his passion and that those who do not have this disorder could quite possibly be unlucky. Tonti talks about how his parents were supportive of the crazy whims he had such as buying an air compressor because it was something he was interested at the time. He explains that having ADHD allows him to have the ability to hyper focus which is a blessing and a curse, he can finish something he finds interesting in no time but if the subject matter is not captivating it can take a long time. He considers himself lucky to have had teachers who were willing to work with him on getting assignments done and understanding when a medication hindering instead of helping him. Tonti wraps up his speech by claiming that a healthier
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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)
Some of my favorite theories on ADHD include "The Explorer Gene", "The nervous system of an ADHD 'ers is different" and "People with ADHD don 't have a shortage of attention." The Explorer Gene helped our prehistoric ancestors out, by constantly thinking about food, shelter, and fire. Cavemen with this gene were thought to have a better chance of survival. An ADHD 'ers central nervous system is somehow wired differently than a neurotypical person, a nerotypical nervous system means that the person has a normal nervous system. In order for a neurotypical person to get something done they have to have at least one of three things, the task has to be important/signifigant, has to have a sense of emergency or urgency, or the task has to have a punishment/reward system. Most people with an ADHD nervous system have a higher IQ than neurotypical people, so people with ADHD use their higher IQs in different ways than normal people, ADHD 'ers sometimes find simple solutions to problems that stumped other neurotypical people. People with ADHD do not have a shortage of attention they pay to much attention to everything causing the hyperfocuses, more commonly showing as hypersensitivity to light, sounds, smells, and touch.
Grace is a second grader. She sits quietly with her hand folded in front of her and watches tv. She sees Dumbo and thinks of the stuffed elephant on her bed. She remembers her brother winning it for her at a carnival, where she got to ride a pony and eat cotton candy. A few minutes pass, and Grace has no idea what is happening around her or on the cartoon. She is not worried, because there really isn't a time that her mind is not wandering.
There are many negatives involved in ADHD, but what’s often overlooked, are the positives. One of these positives is the fact that this disorder is very manageable and treatable. We have an extended amount of knowledge from numerous studies that have been done since the disorder was discovered. From these studies we now know that this disorder can affect people in many ways and be a burden on someone if not treated properly.
It’s normal for a child to occasionally forget to do their homework, get fidgety when they lose interest in an activity, or speak out of turn during class time. But inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are all signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neuro-development disorder and can start as early as three years old throughout adulthood. People with ADHD have trouble focusing on tasks and activities, this can have a negative impact on the individual in different ways. It can make the child feel alone, incompetent, and powerless and those that don’t understand this behavior only intensified their struggle. Family and schools have a major impact on the life of a child suffering with ADHD. Parents who