ADHD Research Paper by hicaliber

A discussion regarding the increase in people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
# 95297 | 1,980 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper examines different reasons behind the spike in ADHD diagnosis. The paper discusses if there are really more incidences of ADHD in recent years or if the disease is just used as a scapegoat and is a symptom of the increasing medicalization prevalent in American society. The paper looks at both physiological factors, such as genetics and chemical imbalances, and environmental and cultural factors that could contribute to the increasing diagnosis.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Breznitz, Zvia. 2003. "The Speech and Vocalization Patterns of Boys With ADHD Compared With Boys With Dyslexia and Boys Without Learning Disabilities." Journal of Genetic Psychology. December. PscychInfo Database
  • Carey, Timothy and Thomas Bourbon. 2006. "Is Countercontrol the Key to Understanding Chronic Behavior Problems? Intervention in School and Clinic. 42(1): 5-14
  • Cutting, Laurie et al. 2003. "Evidence for Unexpected Weaknesses in Learning in Children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Without Reading Disabilities." Journal of Learning Disabilities. May/June.
  • Kalff, A. et al. 2003. "Low- and high-level controlled processing in executive motor control tasks in 5-6-year-old children at risk of ADHD." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. October. PsychInfo Database.
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Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

ADHD (2007, May 20) Retrieved July 04, 2022, from

MLA Format

"ADHD" 20 May 2007. Web. 04 July. 2022. <>