Living with ADHD, I face many obstacles in my life regarding school, work, extracurricular activities and in other aspects of my life. I was officially diagnosed with ADHD when I was in the seventh grade, but despite the diagnosis later in my life, I always experienced difficulty involving school. The main challenges I face include my homework, especially if it is an assignment I have received in advance. When it comes to working on my homework, I am never able to sit down and finish it; I am always bouncing around from subject to subject. Because of the constant bouncing around while doing my homework, the biggest problem that I face with my ADHD arises, disorganization. Because my mind is moving at such a rapid pace, I never clean up my materials
In 2016, when the name Mayo Clinic is used in conversation between medical professionals and patients alike, it is more than likely used in a way that reflects complete medical confidence or satisfaction regardless of the interaction. The Mayo Clinic was conceived through honorable roots and with the best intentions in 1889 when a faithful servant of God approached a humble doctor with the idea to construct a hospital. (Peters, Casale, Halyard, Keith, Frey, Bunkers, & Caubet, 2014.) What grew from this mutual idea has blossomed into one of the most robust and identifiable medical institutions on the planet. The success can be largely attributed to its business model which is understood to be the reason so many doctors or other medical professionals
The purpose of The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is to help with the process of protecting the health of the American people. The CDC has created a website that focuses on the childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This website caters to those who need to be better informed about ADHD when it comes to diagnosis, treatments, and other important facts. The Center for Disease Controls and Prevention website was purposed to reach people through rhetorical appeals such as; ethos, pathos, and logos.
Longitudinal research also poses a concern for reliability. Research by Morgan (2013) used a discrete-time hazard model to observe if kindergarten students were experiencing disparities in diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through eighth
When one contemplates the credibility of the CDC, it is important to know who they are and where they come from. The CDC operates under the oversight of the HSS, as stated earlier. Guttman, Boccher-Lattimore, & Salmon (1998) found that the CDC, along with the Surgeon General, maintains a higher credibility rating than state-run and funded entities. It is also stated that, “Source credibility is a cornerstone of any successful information campaign” (Guttman et al., 1998, para. 4). When one accounts for these statements, the importance of credibility, as well as the credibility that the CDC has, one can view the CDC’s document as supporting the presence of ethos. Because of the importance of credibility, as well as the credibility of federal government agencies, the public release on ADHD appeals to caretakers, as well as those with an educational and professional
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more well-known as ADHD, is a disorder that affects 9% of children in the U.S. When left untreated, ADHD can lead the sufferer to be unable to cope in school or socially and possibly leads to depression. ADHD is a hyperactivity disorder with many symptoms that can be treated through therapy, emotional counselling, and use of medications.
Information found on the web is not always reliable and this forces the reader to make a judgement as to whether the material she is reading is, in fact, scholarly. Anyone, anywhere can write biased data or twist the truth to benefit himself. To rebut this, readers have come to understand that analyzing the reading material is a necessity and examining the rhetorical devices in the text can prove whether it is beneficial or not. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a perfect example of a topic that ought to be wisely evaluated as medical issues are a serious matter unlike a favorite football team. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote the skillful and trustworthy article “Facts About ADHD” by establishing a concrete purpose, utilizing visual rhetoric and word choice, and successfully involving all three rhetorical devices.
ADHD is a well known learning disability, around the world. Some people think that because you 're lazy and procrastinate, you have ADHD, well that is a false statement. ADHD is where you can’t help but fidget around and can’t really focus after a period of time. This learning disability is over diagnosed by people. To know if your child has ADHD, you have to take them to the Doctor’s and tell them your child’s symptoms and how long has these symptoms. “ADHD is diagnosed after a person has shown some or all of the symptoms of ADHD on a regular basis for more than six months.” Said Webmd.com. The symptoms of this learning disability is poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. “To diagnose ADHD, your child should receive a full physical
Sitting in class looking everywhere and hearing everything, but you sit there wondering, “What’s wrong with me?” All the other children are sitting still looking straight. The feeling of being abnormal because being different is wrong. No parent wants this for their child, logically the parents think it’s the right decision to medicate their child. Children should not be allowed to take prescribed medications due to how it impacts their mental state, body, and relationships with others. Medicating children does not fix them.
Many children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and the amount of those children being prescribed a medication for their disorder has grown largely in the last couple of years. This caused concern to arise in doctors; some of them went as far to say that most children diagnosed and treated for ADHD are really just immature and undisciplined (Koplewicz). Even if this is untrue, they say that the children would do better if treated with alternative options. Children diagnosed with ADHD are in serious distress, but not because of bad teaching or parenting. It is because their brains work differently than others, and they need to be treated properly. Doctors should continue to treat ADHD with medications such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. One reason for this is that stimulants and medications are more successful in controlling the symptoms of ADHD than any alternative methods; also, no serious side effects have been reported by someone using these medications. Lastly, misdiagnosis will likely not occur in the care of a well trained pediatrician.
Attention Psychiatric Association says that up to 11% of children in the U.S have been diagnosed with ADHD. This is a concerning percentage considering the possibility for misdiagnosis. Many children have been misdiagnosed with ADHD due to parents being overwhelmed by their high energy children, Schools not questioning a misdiagnosis because they get more funding for a child with a mental handicap, and because doctors choose the easy way out when treating a child with high energy.
The article “Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The Implications for Early Childhood Educators” by Kimberli B. Andrews explores the world of the symptoms of ADHD and how difficult it is for teachers of young children to approach the possibility of a child having it because of the crowded liveliness of an early childhood classroom. The symptoms of ADHD are very common and can be mistaken with any young child 's actions that doesn’t have ADHD in a classroom that is always functioning at a constant speed. Since it is harder for a teacher to observe and know right away if the child has an issue, it is very tough for teachers to assume a child has ADHD and whether or not to take the next step of involving parents and school officials to
For centuries, we have known that our genetic makeup makes us who we are today. We see it in our everyday lives when we have encounters with friends and peers as well as notice some similarities that we have with our own parents, siblings, or other family members. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online (n.d.), a gene is “a specific sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is located usually on a chromosome and that is the functional unit of inheritance controlling the transmission and expression of one or more traits.” Obviously, both genes and the environment contributes to the way we think, feel, and act and there is no question that both are needed in shaping every individual. However, scientists have been studying the effect
Throughout my life, perseverance has drove me to overcome the various obstacles that have become visible in my life. At an early age, I knew that my academic life would not come as easy to me as it had for others. However, this drove me to want to succeed more, which was possible with the help of my family and friends. My mother provided me with constant support, although she was dealing with the health issues of my brother. My brother was diagnosed with SVT when he was in seventh grade. This put a huge strain on our family, causing my studies to suffer even more.
This study (Ball et al., 2008) aimed to measure effects of genetic and environmental influences on the subgroups involved in childhood bullying, (bullies, bully-victims and victims). Victimisation and bullying reports from teachers and mothers were compiled from a representative group of families with twins. Model-fitting was used to correlate the relative influence of genetics and environments with involvement in the bullying subgroups.