Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Term Paper by cee-cee

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
An in depth look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with historical background.
# 115699 | 5,050 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses attention deficit hyperactivity, covering the history behind the diagnosis, current opinions and methods of treatment. The paper also provides data from studies carried out that have discovered that children experiencing traits resembling today's ADHD usually had someone else in the family also afflicted, that is that this problem runs in families. The paper includes some figures, diagrams and sample assessments charts as well as guidelines as set out by the American Academy of Pediatrics for the diagnosis and evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder.

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A Diagnostic Label
More than 100 Years Ago
In time
Contemporary Consensus Regarding Diagnosis of ADHD
American Academy of Pediatrics: Guidelines for ADHD Assessment
Diagnosis of ADHD DSM-IV- TR Criteria
Treatment Tactics
Medication With Therapy
Six-Session Study
The MTA Study
Answers from Research Stimulates New Question

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