Prenatal Disposition to ADHD Essay by The Research Group

Prenatal Disposition to ADHD
A description of the prenatal factors that might lead to a childhood diagnosis of ADHD.
# 70279 | 690 words | 4 sources | APA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Psychology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper describes the psychological disorder of ADHD, as presenting in a six-year old child. The paper examines causes of the disorder, focusing on maternal factors -- i.e. stimuli experienced during the prenatal period. The paper discusses the child's family background and then turns to the stress and depression experienced by the mother during pregnancy.

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"Tommy is a six-year-old African American boy who has recently been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD by his first-grade teacher. Unlike his peers Tommy has difficulties attending to his designated tasks at school, as he is often distracted..."

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