The Attention Deficit Disorder Analytical Essay by Mark

The Attention Deficit Disorder
An analysis of the causes, symptoms and therapies of the attention deficit disorder.
# 3527 | 1,445 words | 3 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Sep 20, 2003 in Education (Education Psychology) , Psychology (Disorders)

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This paper examines the myths and the true facts about the Attention attention deficit disorder. The author provides an overview of the causes for and the symptoms of the disorder. Then, he introduces behavioral and drug therapies available to patients today.

From the Paper:

"Before we turn to a discussion of the ways in which ADD may be treated we must first define what exactly we mean by this term, which is used by the lay public to refer to a wide range of behaviors. The condition that is now referred to as ADD (and which is also rather confusingly called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) was until quite recently usually called hyperactivity. It was also believed to be found only in children who exhibited its typical symptoms of being easily distracted, often restless and often irritable, as well as impulsive and easily upset and excited. It was also believed that such symptoms reflected a history of abusive behavior towards the child or consistent poor parenting, Now scientists believe that ADD is a lifetime condition rather than something that affects children alone and that its basis is biochemical and genetic rather than an expression of psychological trauma. "

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