During the early years of my life my family struggled with managing my ADHD.My mother didn’t want to put me on daily medication at such a young age so my pediatrition advised her to treat my ADHD with a healthy diet and moderate exersice.When I was four years old my mother enrolled me in ballet classes. Ballet was a blast, it gave me a couple of hours out of my day to jump and frolic around which was my favorite thing to do. By enrolling me in ballet classes my mother exposed me to a whole other world.
Michael Jordan, one of the all-time greatest basketball legends, explains how to overcome obstacles in life: “If you are trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Michael Phelps, Walt Disney (Sonny) - all of these very successful men have one significant thing in common. They are all diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperniss Disorder (ADHD). This can be considered proof that people with ADHD are capable of great things. In Jordan's quote, he talks about roadblocks and how people should overcome them. In this instance ADHD is the roadblock and medication is the way around it. Those who have ADHD should be medicated because the stigma of the disorder and medication continues to lessen with time and information, the positives of taking medication outweigh the negatives, the selection of medications is becoming more varied, and it allows the patient to advance in school and their careers. Many people are against medication due to ignorance, when all they need is a better understanding of the effects of it. The number of patients diagnosed with ADHD taking medication is rising due to the accessibility of the information. Many people are seeing how the good outweigh the bad which
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 serious neurodevelopment disorder that has affected an innumerable number of children and adults in the United States (Centers for disease Control and Prevention, 2013). It is one of the most common disorders that can cause difficulty at school and home and can also remain into adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)publishes a web page on ADHD to inform and persuade the public that ADHD is a condition that they should be concerned about. The web page provides facts on symptoms, diagnosis, causes, treatment plans, concerns, statistics and research to help expand the audience’s knowledge on the disorder. The CDC employs the rhetorical appeals of pathos, logos ethos and logos effectively by successfully employing emotional appeals, providing convincing fact and statistics, and building credibility by providing resources and evidence.
One of the remarkably renowned mental disorders in the world is ADHD, but despite being infamous, there are still stigmas and myths about it. People often listen to what the general public says than to form their own arguments or research on them. By all means, this will be a problem to all including those who have ADHD.
Chris Brown’s apology follows an incident where he repeatedly hit his girlfriend, Rihanna, in the face while in a verbal dispute. Due to this, he had a court hearing where he was charged with domestic violence, receiving five years of probation along with 180 days of community service. With the probation and community service, Brown was told to attend a year of domestic violence counseling. After the hearing, Brown released a public apology on his official website. It consists of apologizing to his fans, telling them that he had apologized to Rihanna on multiple occasions, and asking everyone for their forgiveness.
Have you ever had a day when you feel like you were wired backwards? Do you ever feel like you are charged with so much energy that you will go mad if you don’t get it out? Do you find yourself reading a question and then rereading just to soak it in? For someone living with ADHD these are daily struggles. There are thousands of people who must carry this label and new diagnoses every day. Both children and adults are stricken by this disorder. Giving them the label causes greater problems than the disorder itself. Individuals with the label of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder experience increased peer related issues, have a higher documented rate of injuries inflicted, and are known as defiant and disobedient due to the implied
In today’s popular culture a big topic of discussion is pop singer, Miley Cyrus. She was a former star on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and now we have all seen her transformation from a girl to a woman. To avoid fading away like many other celebrity teen stars as they aged, Miley decided to reinvent herself as an adult musician by pushing the limits. Many people only see Miley Cyrus for her unadulterated VMA Performances and her frowned upon behavior, which most individuals don’t care to get to know. There is another side of Miley that has made a huge impact on society and has reached new levels in giving back to the community. Miley has dedicated herself to feminism, improving society’s image of women, leading the fight against LGBTQ discrimination, charity work, and using social media to expose societal issues.
In the United States at least 4.5 million people have been misdiagnosed with ADHD under the age of eighteen, ( University ). ADHD ( attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ) is the chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Dr. Brown, a student finishing her residency at John Hopkins Hospital had realized that some of her patients had been diagnosed with ADHD. Most of the children lived in violent households and neighborhoods. These children's parents found it hard to manage, and teachers described them as inattentive and disruptive. Dr.Brown knew these were typical symptoms, as she looked closely she saw something
Well-known investigative journalist and analyst commonly known as the “myth buster,” Michael Fumento discusses the controversy surrounding ADHD and its treatment in his article Trick Question: A Liberal Hoax Turns Out to Be True. His work primarily consists of the debunking of common misconceptions about topics such as abortion, vaccines, and ADHD, which is exactly what this article is composed of. Multiple misconceptions about ADHD are disproven in the article by the inclusion of facts that prove the authenticity of the disorder and the resultant need for medicinal treatment like Ritalin. In doing this, Fumento supports and presents the main claim of the article, which is that ADHD is a true disorder. Fumento’s purpose is to disprove false conservative ideologies surrounding ADHD and to convince readers that treatment is needed. He adopts a sarcastic and almost aggressive tone in order to convince
My entire life I’ve struggled with ADHD. I’m capable of all the work given to me but so many teachers don’t understand how much of a struggle it is for me to focus. It’s not just an excuse for me to be lazy, or get time extensions. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder more well known as ADHD defined by Mayo Clinic as “A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.” So basically people with this condition have a hard time focusing, thinking through decisions, and staying still. This is a real condition that affects thousands of children and adults in the united states. The Center for Disease Control and
Through his music he is able to spread messages of love, fun, and being who you are. His artistic abilities have helped create a more colorful world. The passion that he dances with has inspired others to dance. His love for music, art, and dance has infected many across the world to do the same. One of the most influential artists of all time already. He has changed and now has a daughter. He has been one of the most consistent artists in the game for the past eleven years. He is an extremely hard worker and he has had the courage to continue even though many people who dislike him try to bring him down. ((Ap. "Chris Brown Apologizes For Rihanna Beating." CBS News. CBS Interactive, 20 July 2009. Web. 22 Mar. 2018. (-- removed HTML --)
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
Many things such as the questions above and the ideas expressed in the meme which follows have been major contributing factors in my decision to write the following book. Coupled with this is the fact that I personally have ADHD and know the problems associated with dealing with mental health issues only too well. My university and community college background has also provided me with knowledge regarding mental health issues.