I. 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. II. There is a plethora of symptoms when it comes to ADHD.
This disease affects about one in 1,000 females. Triple-X syndrome only affects females because the chromosomes that are affected by this disease are the sex chromosomes, 23rd chromosomes. Description of the Symptoms Triple-X syndrome is generally goes undiagnosed throughout the child’s life. Some symptoms are the child is taller than average, delayed speech, and learning disabilities. Some rare symptoms are premature ovarian failure, infertility, and seizures.
Abstract --“Not all readers are leaders…But all leaders are readers.” - Harry S. Truman. Dyslexia affects 10-15 % of children, many of whom remain undiagnosed. In Greek "Dys" means a difficulty with and "lexia" means with language. According to IDA (International Dyslexia Association), “Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin”. These children suffer from difficulties like alphabet recognition, reading words and writing in mirror patterns.
Researchers and experts say that they can be caused by a combination of biological and environmental factors. These disorders can also be caused by stressful events such as starting school or moving to a new school, or the loss of a loved one. Anxiety disorders often tend to run in families as well. Symptoms of anxiety disorders can include irritability, insomnia, or sleeping too much, jitteriness, or physical symptoms like headaches or stomaches (“Anxiety Disorders in Children”). There are two treatments that can help a child with their anxiety and overcome this disorder.
The Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation is the symptoms DSM-5 detects that makes the child to talk a lot, have difficulty remaining seated, it also makes it difficult for a child to engage in activities quietly. The DSM-5 could be a useful tool for the scientist, to find the true cause of all the symptoms of any disorder in a child. The third
Down syndrome is a very common genetic disorder. 1 in every 691 kids are born in the United States has it according to the National Down Syndrome Society c. Symptoms of Downs include: mild to moderate mental disability, stunted growth, low muscle tone, and thyroid issues, higher risk for Alzheimer’s and heart failure. (Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, Third Edition) (Transition: Now that you have a better understanding of what Down Syndrome is, let’s take a look at the 2 most common ways Trisomy 21 occurs) II. Although there are more than two ways to acquire the extra 21st chromosome that causes Down Syndrome, I’m only going to cover the two most common. a.
Examples of mental disorders that fall under psychosis include schizophrenia and dementia; while examples of disorders that fall under neurosis are anxiety, depression or even substance abuse. Generally speaking, psychosis disorders can’t become neurosis disorders, but neurosis disorders have the potential to become psychosis disorders if left untreated or neglected. It is widely believed that people who suffer from psychosis disorders depend on prescribed medications to reduce or control their symptoms due to the overwhelming nature of the disease. This therapy or treatment is usually called somatic therapy and will be discussed later on in the paper. However, despite several neurosis disorders more commonly incorporated drugs in their treatments, depending on the psychiatrists’ diagnoses, some believe that therapies without drugs may be enough to treat the
In regard to communicating with those affected by PWS, I would be able to communicate with them just like I would any other patient. They don’t experience any form of hearing loss or difficulties communicating, unless they are between the ages of two and five, or have hearing problems caused by an unrelated factor. As infants, babies affected by PWS tend to develop slower than “average”, so they may have some difficulties articulating and speaking as children, and as older adults it is not uncommon for them to develop a psychiatric illness. In these cases, I would use gestures and short and simple sentences. Besides communication itself, I would be sure
On the other hand, you can “treat” autism. Well it’s not a cure of any sort but it helps. Intervention can involve behavioral treatments, medicines or both. Many people with autism have additional medical conditions such as sleep disturbance, seizures, and more. Autism affects people in different ways.
There is currently no known cure for down syndrome but several precautions can be made for fetuses and treatments can be done for children and adult patients to ensure a healthy lifestyle. For this patient in particular, to improve his hearing loss, one may recommend a hearing aid or a cochlear surgery to repair the sensory organ (Notes). In terms of the aphasia, I would recommend regular speech and language therapy. The goals of aphasia treatment are “to maximize the recovery of impaired language functions, to assist in the development of alternative and compensatory communication strategies, and to help the patient adjust to the residual deficits (Plante, 241). This patient will participate in several speaking exercises, may learn new forms of communication like gestures and may possibly use Melodic Intonation Therapy as well (Schlaug).
2. Individuals with Autism can also benefit from learning how to cope with their anxiety, the younger the diagnosis the better the outcome of the therapies. B. No medications have been discovered today that completely erase the behaviors associated with Autism or help improve the lack of communication skills. 1.
The last reason why children are being misdiagnosed for ADHD is because the child’s doctors are taking the easy way out. Once, doctors insisted on hours of evaluation of a child before making a diagnosis or prescribing a medication. Today doctors brag that they can make an initial assessment of a child and write a prescription in less than 20 minutes (Guelph Murphy 2006). Some doctors today think treating a child is more about speed rather than accuracy. “Many Clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain- based disorder than suggest parenting changes” (Guelph Murphy 2006).