Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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The paper discusses the rise in diagnosis and stimulant treatment of ADHD. The paper looks at the underlying causes of ADHD, the symptoms associated with ADHD and the various potential treatments. The paper concludes that the future looks bright, for breakthroughs in the treatment of ADHD are on the horizon.
From the Paper:"Generally speaking, ADHD, or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, "is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood, estimated to affect 3 to 5 percent of school-age children." The main symptoms include "developmentally inappropriate levels of attention, concentration, activity, distractibility, and impulsivity," and for children affected by ADHD, they "usually have functional impairment across multiple settings including home, school, and peer relationships" ("Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD," Internet). However, ADHD may be one of the most misunderstood and over-diagnosed disorders known today, due to a number of claims by medical professionals that ADHD is not real nor legitimate."
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2008, March 30) Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-102646/
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