ADHD Argumentative Essay

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When I was in 6th grade I couldn’t focus in class or focus on really anything. I was constantly moving and had to be active or I’d start getting body shakes just to get energy out. When my parents became aware of this they were immediately concerned and took me to the doctor soon after. I was taken to a testing center where they put a weird looking red hat on my head, put some sort of gel on the top of my head and asked me a bunch of questions. The whole procedure took about an hour and by the end I was diagnosed with ADHD. Thereafter, I was put on a stimulant medication that helped greatly with my inattention and hyperactivity. Thus bringing my grades up tremendously. There for, children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps subdue the associated mental gaps such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The first reason a child should be treated with medication is to control inattentiveness. In a book called Attention Deficit Disorders: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas Brown. “Fact: ADHD looks very much like a inattention problem, but it isn’t. It’s essentially a chemical problem in the management part of the brain” (Brown 1). Inattention is the main mental gap…show more content…
The three mental ailments associated with ADHD are inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Living with these conditions is no easy task. Anyone of those symptoms can individually lead to not having good grades, or even losing track of a simple conversation. Put all of them together and you have a dangerous mix that in undoubtably going to lead to poor school performance and an inept social life, if the proper means are not taken. Therefore, the effectiveness outweighs the risk when it comes to this medication, which in turn makes ADHD medication a promising and efficient treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity
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