The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on ADHD

1064 WordsJun 18, 20185 Pages
There are limitations to this study, such as this study only considers the effects of ADHD on children and not on adults. The reason that the author decided to focus the research on children is because, as stated before, ADHD is a childhood disorder that should be diagnosed before reaching adulthood. The author of this work believes that if the disorder, and the effects thereof, are addressed during childhood there will be less of an impact on adults, increasing the importance of treatment during childhood. A second limitation to this study is the form of treatment that the author has decided to concentrate upon to treat ADHD. The reason that the author choose to focus upon this form of treatment is because ADHD possesses cognitive and…show more content…
Organization is not something that he or she understands or is capable of accomplishing. He or she is often absorbed by unimportant stimulation that is discounted by others and he or she is found to be unmindful of activities of their daily lives and may regularly change the topics of conversations, not attend to others, and not abide by the instructions of social events and/or games (APA, 2000). These symptoms of inattention will affect individuals diagnosed with ADHD socially, academically, and emotionally. A second hallmark symptom of ADHD is that of hyperactive behaviors. This symptom may present with signs such as the individual having difficulty remaining in his or her seat, floundering around when he or she should be still, and by going and going without stopping; an excess of energy (APA, 2000). With this symptom, the manifestation varies with the age of the individual. With children whom have not began school they may display behaviors such as being continually moving and “jump or climb on furniture, run through the house, and have difficulty participating in sedentary group activities in preschool classes” (APA, 2000, p. 92) such as circle times. With children who are in elementary school they, “display similar behaviors but usually with less frequency or intensity than toddlers and preschoolers. They have difficulty remaining seated, get up frequently, and squirm in, or hang on to the edge or, their seat. They fidget with objects, tap their
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