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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity.
Heredity: from parent to child Exposure to toxic chemicals: such as lead Injury to the brain; brain tumors, trauma, stroke, or disease that effected the brain Smoking, drinking, and doing drugs while pregnant Pesticides
When children and adults have ADHD they have different symptoms. Children’s are the more common symptoms.Symptoms in children: Hyperactivity Impulsivity Inattentiveness
Adults symptoms are more advanced when they have ADHD.Symptoms in adults: Restlessness Problems with interpersonal relationships Problems with employmentADHD can also be accompanied with obsessive- compulsive disorder or OCD.
1. Combined ADHD: you have all of the symptoms; hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness2. Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: hyperactivity without inattentiveness3. Inattentive ADHD (now known as ADD): attention and concentration
There is no real treatment that can completely treat ADHD but there are some that can help decrease the amount of symptoms someone has. Such as: Behavior modification Medication Or both together Psychotherapy
ADHD most common in young children and teens. Most common in children ages 4 to 17. Some adults may have it, but that is normally only if they had it as a child. This graph shows the percentage of children that have ADHD.
Germany ChinaThis graph shows the percentage of 4 school-aged boys to each girlhave ADHD.
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Attention deficit disorder or ADD is a disorder that is characterized by excessive activity and the inability to concentrate on one task for any length of time.
The causes of ADD is the same as ADHD. The cause are: Heredity Exposure to toxic chemicals: such as lead Injury to the brain: such as brain trauma, tumors, stroke, or any disease Smoking, drinking, and doing drugs while pregnant Pesticides
There is many symptoms that you can see when someone has ADD. They are: Failure to attend to details, written or spoken Forgetfulness, absentmindness Difficulty listening to, and carrying out, instructions Appear to not be listening when spoken to Can only focus on something for a short period of time
Treatment for ADD is the same as ADHD. There is no real treatment to get rid of it, but there is some ways that can reduce it. They are: Behavior modification Medication Or both Psychotherapy
There is some medications that can help with ADD. They are: Ritalin Adderall Dexedrine
ADD is really common in school-aged children which is from around the age 4-18. More than 2 million school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADD It affects 3 to 5 percent of all the population in the United States mostly children. In this graph, it shows That mostly Puerto Ricans Have ADD.
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The main difference between ADHD and ADD is that ADHD is when someone is hyperactive and ADD does not have that as one of the main symptoms.
Sir George Frederick Still discovered ADHD in 1902 Sir Alexander Crichton discovered ADD in 1798 - These were also the first times someone was diagnosed with the disorders.