Essays Tagged: "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder"

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


talin(methylphenidate). This drug is being handed out more and more by doctors as a way of treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a complex neurological impairnment that prevents kids from ... neurotransmitter dopamine. It appears to increase the levels of dopamine in the frontal lobe where attention and impulsive actions are regulated. When taken in its intended form under a doctor's pres ...

(6 pages) 126 0 4.3 Jan/1996

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

ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

don't even notice when someone is speaking to you.This is what it is like for many people who have Attention Deficit HyperactivityDisorder, or ADHD. Once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunct ... is set of criteria. According to the DSM, there are threepatterns of behavior that indicate ADHD: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.According to the DSM, signs of inattention include: becomi ...

(4 pages) 323 2 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Gender: Why are girls less diagnosed than boys?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADD or ADHD, has become much more c ... can be divided up into 3 different sub-categories. There are the hyperactive-impulsive type, the inattention type, and the combined type. To be diagnosed with the hyperactive-impulsive type a child n ... ike its name implies, this sub-type needs to meet all criteria for both hyperactive-impulsive and inattention (DSM-IV, 1994).I am interested in this topic because I worked with children at a school in ...

(8 pages) 428 0 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

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

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

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

ADHD: Is Ritalin Overprescribed?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also know as ADHD, is a behavioral syndrome that can be fo ... can be found in both adults and children. Former ally known as hyperactivity, major symptoms are inattention and distractibility, restlessness, inability to sit still, and difficulty concentrating on ... aracteristic behaviors over a period. The three most common behaviors fall into three categories: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is when a person has a hard time keeping their ...

(6 pages) 195 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

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, Everything you will every need to know about ADHD for a health class final.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most common behavior disorder in children and teens. ... work and within the community if not recognized and treated.Symptoms of ADHD come in 3 groups. 1. Inattention is the most common symptom, people with this symptom have difficulty paying attention and ... hat began in earlier years may continue or become worse when ADHD is not treated. Some teens with inattention problems who previously managed to cope may start to fall behind in school work. This is e ...

(4 pages) 240 1 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

How Ritalin can help.

is happening to the brains of millions of Americans who are more frequently being labeled as having Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Thoughts scattering from one place to another, not listeni ... , aggression, hyperactivity, and talking excessively are just some of the actions that characterize Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Whaley 5). "Well, there must be something that can cure th ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder which people are diagnosed with when they have problems in ... are diagnosed with when they have problems in four main areas of their lives. This area includes inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and boredom. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose one having ... , and showing them from right and wrong, the children become less hyperactive and learn to pay more attention in daily activities. Studies prove that this general approach clinically improve children ...

(5 pages) 111 0 5.0 Oct/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

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

This is paper on ADHD, symptoms, solutions, and statistics.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD, it i ... disorder that is found in children and can continue into adulthood. The child has the symptoms of inattention and a combination of hyperactive impulsive behavior. Some children don't develop these sym ... and self-control. If this is what happens, that is what impairs the brain functions for maintaining attention. That is why children my have trouble paying attention.There is still a search for the cau ...

(3 pages) 125 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Learners with Exceptionalities

there are many different types of learners with exceptionalities, including learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, mental retardation and gifted students. A handicap is defi ... her learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematics) as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Other common problems facing people with dyspraxia include ...

(11 pages) 262 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

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