ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
ADHD is a disorder involving the nervous system that creates challenges in information processing to those affected by it which is very common during childhood and that at times continue to adulthood. The adult version differs a little from the childhood version, and not all children who had ADHD in their childhood will have this adult version. (mentalhelp.net) Symptoms of the disorder include difficulty in behavior control, hyperactivity, many difficulties in focusing and paying attention and forgetfulness. In adults, symptoms may include low-stress tolerance, continuous procrastination, and disorganization. According to (nimh.nih.gov), there are always three subtypes that include, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive, and combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. Individuals experiencing hyperactivity are always restless and in constant motion. Impulsive individuals usually act without prior thought and may be involved in very dangerous acts e.g. stepping onto a huge fire without thinking of the consequences.
ADHD affects children of seven years and above. According to mentalhelp.net, males are around four times more at risk than females. The disorder affects around nine percent of children in America aged thirteen to eighteen years. The disorder also affects around four percent of American adult…
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