Mrs. Kathleen Kvinge
English 1101 (60649)
July 20, 2012
ADHD: A Life-Altering Disorder That Has Affected More Than 5% of American School Children For many people, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD or ADD, does not exist. Many people including, some psychologists and scientists, believe that psychologists are confusing natural behaviors of children with a disorder, that not only does this disorder not exist, but it gives parents and teachers with misbehaving children an excuse, a reason, to put children that are naturally energetic on medication that they do not need. This is more than some coincidence, some escape, or misdiagnosis. This disorder is more than real and it has affected more than 5% of America’s school children in our population. If parents and teachers do not pay proper attention to this matter, it will result in a catastrophe for many. Unless treated immediately it will have some life-altering effect on American children’s lives and also on America as a whole.
Thanks to many psychiatrists, children have been able to be properly diagnosed and treated for this disorder. Even though adequate research has not been conclusive on the long-term effects of ADHD and treatment medications, they have come a long way, and any progress is better than none at all. Even though this disorder has potential to have life-altering effects, there are many well- studied solutions to this widespread issue. Before analyzing different medications and solutions, it is very necessary that this disorder is understood. may ask yourself what is ADHD, and what are some visual warning signs that you may be able to notice within your child. “According to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a book published by the American Association we are now able to separate ADHD into three main categories”. Hyperactivity is the first and most obvious sign of ADD/ADHD. While many children are...
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