Psychological Disorders and Treatments

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Psychological Disorders and Treatment

November 21, 2012

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a psychological disorder that in large is considered to be an excuse for a child’s bad behavior. In reality, ADHD is a disorder that is very real and has many levels of severity. It can range from very mild to extremely dangerous.

Most children that suffer from it have symptoms that range from lack of attention, impulsiveness, seems to bounce around from one thing to another, unable to finish tasks and almost always full of energy (Largest-ever ADHD trial shows adderall XR(R) safely and effectively improves ADHD symptoms and improves quality of life in children with the disorder. (2002, Oct 24). PR Newswire. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/443706258?accountid=40833 )

(http://www.lirn.net/services/proxy?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/443706258?accountid=40833). ADHD can also be confused as other disorders as well as can exist with other disorders. Bi-polar disorder and Asperger syndrome have very similar symptoms. When trying to treat ADHD it is important to run tests and retain a complete extensive background history both physical and medical before starting a treatment program.

When considering treatments, it is wise to look at options. There are many types of therapy and medications available, and each should be researched and discussed with a physician before treatment is started. There are many different pharmaceutical medications that can help an individual that suffers from ADHD. Typically, stimulants are used for treatment and are effective for most all ages, and there is usually notable marked improvement within the first few doses. A few different stimulants that are used are Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate CD, Dexedrine, and Adderall. There are other types of drugs that can be used as well. Nonstimulants like Strattera and antidepressants like Welbutrin.

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