Essays Tagged: "Attention deficit disorder"

Attention Deficit Disorder

ronment, or simply being stubborn, however it is now known that many of these children may have had Attention Deficit Disorder, or A. D. D., and could've been helped. A. D. D. is a syndrome that affec ... its understanding it would give.WORKS CITEDCH. A. D. D. "Controversial Treatments for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder." Online. Internet. 1995Hallowell, Edward M. and John J. Ratley. Driven t ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Chris BrownEnglish 102: section 6May 3, 1996ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERApproximately 3-5% of all American children have anAttention Deficit Disor ... ignificantly outnumber girls, thoughgirls are more likely to be undiagnosed with ADD. 'ADD is notan attention disorder, but a disorder of impulse control ( Seminarnotes Barkeley) .'Characteristics of ... ieve that a brain dysfunction orabnormality in brain chemistry could be to blame for thesymptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. The frontal lobes of thebrain are thought to be most responsible for the ...

(11 pages) 368 1 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

An introduction to Attention Deficit Disorder. What are some ADHD facts? What causes Attention Deficit problems? What are common treatments for ADHD?

An introduction to Attention Deficit DisorderHere are a few ADHD facts:(sources are listed after their related material ... they are the same condition. ADHD is the most recent name given to the group of conditions known as attention deficit disorders. ( with ADHD, or A ... th ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder usually exhibit a few distinct traits: a short attention span, impulse control issues, and restlessness. For instance, someone who tries to read a ...

(3 pages) 430 1 3.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Attention Deficit Disorder an Otherness in America ADD and how it makes the people who have it social outcasts.

Attention Deficit Disorder an Otherness in AmericaPeople that suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder ... Society looks down on people who suffer moderate to severe levels of ADD (Cooley 1998). Even though Attention Deficit Disorder with (ADHD) or without hyperactivity is defined as an imbalance of the br ... ew of the words and phrases used by adults in charge to describe children and adults suffering from attention deficit disorder (Kelly and Ramundo 1997). People sometimes do things to others who are di ...

(6 pages) 167 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Study notes naming various genetically inherited diseases.

syndrome, Brain Tumor.* Mental illnesses and behavioral conditions: alcoholism, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, manic depression, schizophrenia.* Other genetic diseas ...

(1 pages) 66 2 2.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

It's an analysis on several current empirical studies regarding treatments for children with attention defficite hyperactivity dissorder (ADHA)

Treatment: Oral Methylphenidate (Ritalin)Indication: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)Current Status: Most commonly prescribed psychoactive ... ham, Ba'; et al (2001)How efficacious and safe is short-acting methylphenidate for the treatment of attention deficit disorder in children and adolescents?This study was conducted to address the need ... he hypothesis was that subjects with ADHD would be able to improve task-specific signaling, improve attention span and decrease distractability, by increasing weak DA (dopamine) signals, through the u ...

(7 pages) 124 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Boys will be boys.

face in society.Boys are more likely to have discipline problems at school and to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder or also known as ADD. Even in special education classes, boys far outnumb ... when they pull the trigger." In later adolescence, it is stated that the boys do want and need the attention, but often just do not know how to ask for it.The author explains that for parents to help ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

What is Attention Deficit Disorder? What are the causes? How is it Treated?

Attention Deficit DisorderADD is a neurological impairment that affects many children around the wor ... rning disorder, have been diagnosed, then an individualized process of on-going treatment can begin.Attention Deficit Disorder is definitely genetic. It has been proven without a doubt that this disor ... evere head injury, or encephalitis in childhood (Moss 30-34). There is no proof that the statement "Attention Deficit is outgrown" is true. It is also sometimes confused with other things. ADD should ...

(5 pages) 257 2 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Diagnoisis of Attention Deficit Disorder and if Ritalin should be taken.

Over the past several years there has been much discussion dealing with the over diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. The big controversy is whethe ... Sometimes, I even have to take my medication while I am driving, just so I can stay alert, and pay attention to what is going on around me. Ritalin motivates me, helps me concentrate, awakens me, cal ...

(5 pages) 91 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Text Book Notes and Treatment.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder without the Hyperactiv ... e classroom and getting there work completed (Peter Jaska, Ph.D). In 1980's the name was changed to attention Deficit Disorder because it became recognized that severe attention problems and poor impu ... waiting his turn in games or groups. The symptoms of ADHD are grouped into two broad categories: inattention and hyperactivity-impulsive behavior. In general, children are said to have ADHD if they s ...

(8 pages) 204 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

ADD- What is ADD? How is it diagnosed?

are not aware of what ADD is and are oblivious to weather they have it. What is ADD? ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is another term for AD ... affect kids but also adults and teens. There are many people with ADD that have a hard time paying attention to just one thing, or keeping their mind on the most important thing. This is being distra ...

(3 pages) 149 2 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

This is the biography and prognosis of a fictional character named Eddie.

, slight autism, severe obsessive-compulsive behavior, Haphephobia (the fear of being touched), and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Eddie also tends to sing silly rhymes and jingles.Edd ...

(1 pages) 21 0 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"This Is Your Brain On Ritalin".

making up such a complicated "machine", it is not surprising that brain disorders can and do occur. Attention Deficit Disorder is one such illness that can stem from a problem in the brain. Attention ... at can stem from a problem in the brain. Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, is an inability to pay attention or concentrate at a desired level. Many people with ADD are treated with psychostimulant d ...

(4 pages) 138 3 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

As he turned toward her desk he knew by the angry expression on her face that he had stopped paying attention again. This would mean a call to his parents. This just proved what Mrs. Brown always said ... e's right on the ball, yet there are times when he is overactive, impulsive, and has trouble paying attention for more that a few minutes (Understanding the...). Timothy has Attention Deficit Disorder ...

(5 pages) 122 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Ritalin: The Answer to All Our Hyperactive Children?

Tommy is in his room reading his homework and trying hard to pay attention. His mom, Janet, has walked by three times in the last fifteen minutes; each time catching ... ot doing his work, but staring into space or playing his video games. She's been aware of his short attention span since he was in kindergarten, but she always figured it was a typical problem for kid ... than five minutes," Mrs. Hopewell told Janet one Monday night. Janet is worried that Tommy may have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but she is relu ...

(9 pages) 82 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Mozart Effect for Children book review

The innovative and experimental uses of music and sound can improve listening disorders, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, autism, and other mental and physical disorders. This definition is carr ...

(4 pages) 52 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Understanding and Overcoming ADHD

ADHD is attention deficit disorder accompanied by impassivity and over activity. Medical scientists think AD ... think ADHD is caused by a chemical problem in the brain. The front part of the brain helps you pay attention, concentrate, organize things, and put breaks on impulsive or unacceptable behavior. Peopl ... ld has a life long history of these symptoms'': being easily distracted, difficulty listing, paying attention, and organizing, constant fidgeting, inability to participate in quite activities, and tal ...

(6 pages) 98 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurological syndrome that is usually genetically transmitted. It is ... tionally disrupt social occasions. All these problems relate to their brain having trouble focusing attention and regulating impulses (Hallowell & Ratey, 1994, p3).Treatment includes education, st ... t allow ADD-ers to inhibit their behaviors, allow them to put on their brakes, to slow down, to pay attention, and to increase focus. A crucial issue is arriving at the right dose for Ritalin, and tri ...

(10 pages) 186 3 4.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Adult ADD and ADHD references included

rwhelmed. For some this seems like just an excuse, for others, an amusing story, but for those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it's the wa ... esearch has shown that while hyperactivity often diminishes with age, the other hallmark symptom--inattention and impulsivity--can persist into adulthood and pose lifelong challenges (Ards, 2004)." Of ...

(5 pages) 119 2 4.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

How ritilan is affected towards ADD.

rological problem." Yet you quote them as agreeing that there is a bona fide neurological syndrome, attention deficit disorder. The experts also contend that they can determine who does and who does n ... ck of unconditional love, boring and oversized classrooms, an overstressed teacher, lack of teacher attention to individual educational needs, anxiety due to abuse or neglect at home or elsewhere, con ...

(1 pages) 40 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders