Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Research Paper by Suzannah

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A comprehensive examination of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
# 113916 | 8,330 words | 49 sources | APA | 2009 | FR
Published on May 19, 2009 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Memory) , Education (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper explores attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by considering its history, symptoms, and the way in which children are assessed. The paper then devotes time to discussing the cognitive ablilities of children with ADHD, including memory skills, and concludes with a brief discussion on future issues facing children with the disorder.

Historical Overview
"The Story of Fidigty Philip"
Assessment of Children with ADHD
Cognitive Abilities of Children with ADHD
ADHD Children and Memory

From the Paper:

"Although ADHD was not discovered by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman, a physican who published a number of books pertaining to psychiatry and medicine, his book "The Story of Fidigty Philip" (1863) clearly portrays a child with ADHD. Nevertheless, it was not until 1902 that Sir George F. Still described a condition which he entitled "Morbid Defect of Moral Control," and which he ascribed to a genetic disorder rather than that of poor parenting. His work described a group of children with significant behavioral problems, including high levels of hyperactivity and impulsiveness, thus referring to what is now termed ADHD."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ADHD Guide (2009). Online article: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults." Retrieved 04/29/2009 from:<>
  • ADHD Training (2009). Online article: "About ADHD: Introduction to ADHD in Children and Adolescents." Retrieved 04/29/2009 from:<>
  • Achenbach, Thomas M. & Edelbrock, Craig (2009). Online article: "Child Behavior Checklist." Retrieved 04/30/2009 from:<>
  • Attention Dificit Disorder Help Centre (2009). Online article: "The History of ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder." Retrieved 04/29/2009 from:<>
  • Baker, L., & Cantwell, D. P. (1992). "Attention deficit disorder and speech/language disorders." In Comprehensive Mental Health Care, 2, 3-16.

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