Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ( Treatment …
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Blood relatives who have ADHD or other mental health disorders
Toxins like lead; found in paint & pipes in old buildings
Certain parenting methods can determine how symptoms are expressed
Maternal drug use/ alcohol use/ smoking
In 2011, 6.4 million kids (age 4-17yrs) had been diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S.
Males are diagnosed more often than women in the U.S.
ADHD characterized by severe and age-inappropriate levels of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.
Early onset during childhood & persistent throughout childhood
A heterogeneous disorder.
associated with cognitive and motivational problems.
Abnormal PET scan and EEG showing decreased activity particularly in the right frontal lobe, and increased activity in the thalamus and sensorimotor areas
Diagnosis is typically made by parents/teachers about behaviors
AE: hyperactivity, insomnia, restlessness, tremor, dizziness, headache, anorexia, dry mouth, rashes, and physical dependence
Cognitive Behavioral therapy
Social skills training
Dietary management is important
Activities like yoga, music therapy, and chiropractic manipulation
Concept Map Unit 2&3