Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd)

The article is about children as young as the fourth grades are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This disease is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood (National Institution of Mental Health, 2012). ADHD is a condition that affects the areas of the brain that helps us to control impulses, concentration, and organization. Between 2000 and 2010 there was a 90-percent increase in the number of black girls diagnosed with ADHD, and overall diagnoses jumped 24 percent (Chicago Sun-Times, 2013). An increase in the overall diagnose happens for several reasons. One could be that there’s an increase in the diagnosis, not in incidence, of ADHD (Chicago Sun-Times, 2013). Another reason could be that the increase is caused by the kids cumulative exposure to triggers right around the time they are born and as they grow up.
Stated in this article is that studies have shown that it can be treated with medicine, therapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments. There is no cure for this type of disease but treatments can relieve many of the disorder symptoms (National Institution of Mental Health, 2012). With treatment, most children with ADHD can grow up to be successful in school and lead productive lives (National Institution of Mental Health, 2012). There side effects that are most common with ADHD medications; decreased appetite, sleep problems, anxiety, and irritability. Families wonder if the medications give to children are safe. ADHD medications are considered safe. Actually stimulant medications do not make children with ADHD feel high, although some kids report feeling slightly different or funny. Some families worry that stimulant medications may lead to substance abuse or dependence; there is little evidence of this (National Institution of Mental Health, 2012).
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