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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) power point

  1. 1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)<br />Ethan Kinard<br />
  2. 2. What is Attention Hyperactivity Disorder?<br />Brain condition related to behavior and learning disorders<br />Hard time focusing and staying calm, particularly over a long period of time<br />More common in the boys than in girls<br />
  3. 3. Causes<br />Brain structure<br />Genes<br />Smoking, drug/alcohol use, or exposure to toxins during pregnancy<br />Exposure to toxins as a small child<br />Food additives <br />
  4. 4. Symptoms<br />Hyperactivity<br />Impulsive<br />Easily distracted<br />Often goes from one activity to another without finishing the first one<br />Trouble finishing all schoolwork<br />Disorganized<br />Procrastinates<br />Forgetful <br />
  5. 5. Diagnosis<br />Some clinics suggest several tests often costing thousands of dollars<br />Other clinics run quick rating scales and prescribe a treatment<br />Over-Diagnosis<br /> -often confused with anxiety, depression, grief, or <br /> trauma<br />Under-Diagnosis<br /> -often reports in school setting by school <br /> psychologist or in office of therapist unfamiliar <br /> with ADHD<br />
  6. 6. Treatment/Medications<br />Psychotherapy for child and parents <br />Prescribed stimulant medication<br /> *Ritalin<br /> *Adderall<br />Recent research shows that medication may cause immediate relief, but psychotherapy is what will help the most in the long run <br />
  7. 7. Works Cited<br />http://www.google.com/#hl=en&biw=1003&bih=503&q=Attention+deficit+hyperactivity+disorder&tbs=dfn:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=O_etTbvbJ4npgQe1vs3zCw&ved=0CCsQkQ4&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=c933f7452b4afda8<br />http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-symptoms<br />http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/adhd/DS00275/DSECTION=causes<br />http://newideas.net/adhd/diagnosis<br />http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/treatment-for-attention-deficit-disorder-adhd/<br />