Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Research Paper by Peter Pen

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
An overview of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, its symptoms, etiology and treatment.
# 62654 | 3,064 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2005
Published on Dec 06, 2005 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders)

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This paper takes an in-depth look at the behavioral disorder known as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), providing first a general definition of the disorder, a description of typical symptoms associated with ADHD, and an explanation of why it is difficult to understand the etiology of ADHD. It then describes the difficulty in assessing and diagnosing children with ADHD, discusses what is known about the etiology of the disorder, and looks at treatment options available for ADHD. The paper also briefly discusses what is known about ADHD in adults and concludes by noting that additional areas of study are required in order to obtain a better understanding of ADHD.

Assessment and Diagnosis
ADHD in Adults

From the Paper:

"Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very controversial disorder, and its diagnosis, unfortunately, is only empirical. ADHD is a "very loosely defined assemblage of neuropsychiatric clusters appearing in childhood and often persisting into adolescence and even adulthood" (Kidd, 2000). The most common symptoms of ADHD include age-inappropriate inattention/inability to stay focused, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. However, other symptoms may often include things such as restlessness, mood swings, temper tantrums, problems completing tasks, disorganization, and an inability to cope with stress (Kidd, 2000)."

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