The Misdiagnosis of Children with ADHD

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Economic Challenges Challenges due to poverty could be addressed by providing financial assistance, food, and clothing. Time spent with parents is essential when dealing with children who have behavioral issues because parents or guardians may not have the funds or time to spend with their children due to other obligations needed to support the family. Parents and guardians play a major role in helping children grow and develop to their fullest potential. As children grow, they depend on their parents or guardians for basic needs and support such as food, shelter, education, protection, and care. During their life difficulties and times of crisis, they depend on family for guidance. Mental disorders in childhood and adolescence can…show more content…
Research Design This study used a correlation research design to describe in quantitative terms to the degree which the variables under investigation were related and to use the relationship to make predictions. Data obtained for my study would pertain to the quantitative research method because I will focus on the statistical research to calculate the described population or asses the probability of error inferences about my hypothesis. Human subjects will not be used to this research being determined by statistical data. The population studied will be children living in poverty areas due to this being an environment where typically there is a lack of time spent with parents, teacher support time, and medication given for children being misdiagnosed with ADHD. The population chosen will mainly be elementary school children who receive Medicaid benefits in the Louisiana when seeking treatment for mental health illnesses once diagnosed with ADHD. Elementary school age is normally the time when children are diagnosed with ADHD. The sample size will include all participants receiving services for mental health illness, ADHD and the implemented plan will include determining if ADHD is being misdiagnosed due to the significant relationship between psychological, emotional, social, and economic challenges that parents, guardians, and teachers experience when caring for mentally ill
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