Essays Tagged: "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder adhd"

Stimulants and Their Effects

se drugs are being prescribed for children with various disorders. One of these disorders is called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). An estimated five to ten percent of children are di ... cessive drug use setting for the children? Finally, what actions can be taken to solve this problem?Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome caused by a biochemical imbalance and ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

A basic overveiw of what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)is and its effects.

PsychopathologyAttention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity DisorderADHD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorde ... Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder in which there are persistent patterns of inattention and/ or impulsivity. The disorder can span across social, academic or occupational functio ... dall, J., & Krueger, M., (2001). Descriptions of Self: an exploration study of adolescents with Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder evaluation). Jou ...

(3 pages) 311 1 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

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

Treatment of attention deficit hiperactivity medications vs. alternative therapy .

Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderMedication vs. Alternative TherapiesAttention Deficit Hypera ... ADHDIndividual and family counselingMedication when required(CHADD, 2000) (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)Psycho stimulant compounds are the most commonly used medi ... stitute of Mental Health (NIMH) Collaborative Multiside Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (MTA) assigned 579 children with ADHD combined-type to fou ...

(5 pages) 187 0 1.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Why kids abuse ritalin.

be solved by taking some sort of pill. Ritalin, a drug that is intended for use in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most controversial prescription drugs ... ined the feeling he got when using Ritalin, saying, "I liked the is speed. It made me pay attention in school. I didn't have to sleep. When you are high, you feel really good, but then you f ...

(8 pages) 122 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Effectively Managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

AbstractA great deal of research has been funded to unlock the keys of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Every researcher has a different idea on how to v ... sts, pediatricians, and other medical professionals to obtain this information.Effectively Managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderAccording to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Attent ... rivative for "superactive") to hyperactivity in the early 1970s. In the 1980s the DSM-III called it Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and the DSM-III-R revised and classified the disorder and ADHD, acc ...

(6 pages) 154 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

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

Diagnosis Criteria and the Role of the School Psychologist.

sted against oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and the correlation that conduct disorder has with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Standard medical definitions for these disorders, a ... r. Two of the most common types of these associated disorders are oppositional defiant disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. These disorders shall now be examined to clarify their imp ...

(9 pages) 142 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Food for thought: a look into adderal, concerta, ritalin and the things of this nature

put on her makeup, ate a bowl of Lucky Charms and then took her medication. As she reached for her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) pills, she realized she had only two pills left. Two ... and what is "not so smart". As a result children all across America are labeled learning disabled, attention deficit, hyperactive, dyslexic and the list goes on.Drugs like Adderall, Ritalin and Conce ...

(6 pages) 72 1 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

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


Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disruptive behaviour disorder of childhood and ... aviour disorder of childhood and represents a syndrome of developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity (Association, 1994; DuPaul, 2003). It is one of the most co ... ds interpretation of the ADHD thus adding to the controversy.However, there has been a considerable attention paid in developing reliable and valid procedures for diagnosing ADHD (DuPaul, 2003). DuPau ...

(3 pages) 160 3 4.9 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders


misdiagnosed at first sight. However, perhaps the most misdiagnosed, and over diagnosed disorder is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and the very closely related Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disor ... me, usually diagnosed in childhood, characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, a short attention span, and often hyperactivity, and interfering especially with academic, occupational, and ...

(8 pages) 143 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

In the United States we do, or do not overmedicate mental patients?

data increase of over medication to mental patients in the United States, especially children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Dr. Julie Zito's research, the number ... attentive. However, for many parents, they believe that these child characteristics are symptoms of Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a result, Americans are quick to decide that th ...

(5 pages) 75 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A psychological experiential paper about child/adult ADHD.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorde ... ave not been diagnosed in a person during their childhood, it is thought that all adults with adult attention-deficit disorder had it during their infancy. (Psych Central) Hyperactivity and additional ... ted in the DSM-IV. Some of the symptoms from the hyperactivity I showed were; failing to give close attention to details or making careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities; often doe ...

(6 pages) 111 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Misdiagnosed children with ADHD.

the same time that medication is making you worse. Today, our children are being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at an alarming rate. Which only gets me questioning, ... s you that your child has ADHD you can not help but wonder what is ADHD? The official definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as it appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical manu ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Hyperactivity...a major problem?

t mood swings, have inappropriate anger, and sometimes are violent. Their schoolwork suffers from inattention, disorganization, poor memory, and behavior disruptive of an otherwise orderly classroom. ... erwise orderly classroom. They have average or above-average intelligence. Hyperactive behavior and attention deficits are often connected so that the term attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD ...

(5 pages) 35 1 5.0 Apr/2006

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

ADHD: Diagnosing and Treating

the adult population has some levels of ADHD.The American Academy of Pediatrics (2000 May) states, "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of child ... chronic health conditions affecting school-aged children." Early on medical researchers thought all attention disorders and learning disabilities were caused by minor head injuries or undetectable dam ...

(7 pages) 96 2 4.8 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Many articles scholarly and non-scholarly research the affects and problems of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These articles range from how the disorder is diagn ... ording to Biederman and Faraone (2005), "ADHD affects 8-12% of children worldwide, and results in inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity" (p. 237). These symptoms can affect school performance, s ... ancy. Patients that are diagnosed with ADHD show a low level of chemical in the brain that controls attention, movement, and social judgment. According to the article from Biederman and Faraone (2005) ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.7 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

ADHD - Too Many Drugs

hesedrugs are being prescribed for children with various disorders. One of these disorders iscalled Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). An estimated five to ten percentof children are dia ... xcessive drug usesetting for the children? Finally, what actions can be taken to solve this problem?Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome caused by abiochemical imbalance and u ...

(1 pages) 54 1 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

ADHD in the Workplace

nd can barely tell you what the discussion topic is? One possible option is that co-worker may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. What is ADHD? What causes ADHD? What are the treatme ... nd can the symptoms be lessened in the work place? These are all answers I plan to find out.What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?ADHD is neurological disorder that becomes noticeable in so ...

(7 pages) 17 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases