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.
How can students think that taking prescription drugs used to treat ADHD is fine to do if you do not have a prescription? How is illegally taking prescription drugs “safe” to do? Some students think this, and this essay will explain the dangers of doing this, and what can be done about this issue. Our society has an issue. There are students taking Adderall, a drug that is commonly used to treat ADHD, and they think there is no problem if they take it without having a prescription for it. People are going to the hospital, they are overdosing on these medications. They get it from friends, or steal it, and they can get addicted to it. This should not happen, and something has to be done about it. There is a problem with abusing and misusing ADHD prescription drugs. People who do not have ADHD are taking some of the medications prescribed to people with ADHD. This problem can be solved by having a system for doctors to tell if someone already has a medication from another doctor, only taking medication that is prescribed to you, and noticing any unusual behavior from family members or friends.
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
This write-up illustrates the connection between childhood ADHD and consequent criminal activity, using nationwide representative data that collected retrospective childhood ADHD symptoms as well as early adult outcomes. While a lot is well-known about the family unit and personal level predictors of childhood ADHD, there are still numerous open questions about its precise causes. A study conducted by The National Health Interview in 2006 shows that four and a half million children aged between 3 and 17 were reported to have ADHD. Dominance of ADHD is much higher amongst close relatives than in general populace. This suggests that ADHD is genetic. The authors of the article on criminal justice have used research to draw their data and conclusions. They had the support of a national institute that featured health.
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.
Did you know, that approximately five percent of adults in the United States have ADHD? This translates to about eleven million American men and women. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or more commonly known as ADHD is a neurobehavioral condition that deals with difficulties with attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity and which
Learning has never come easy to me. Elementary was a battle that only got worse the older I got. Classmates finished their homework in ten minutes, while I struggled to in under thirty. To add onto my problem, I couldn't keep my mouth shut. Kids would joke that my
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.
A Broad Look ADD and ADHD Michael Johnson and Michael Carlile Introduction As future teachers it is important that we gain a deeper understanding of those students that we are likely to come across in our classrooms. One such disorder that is becoming a growing problem and concern, as the number of
The following is my life story living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which has been very challenging but it has taught me valuable life lessons that will help me persevere and conquer any obstacles in life; I am a much stronger person because of it.
There are three specific techniques of structured dyadic behavioral therapy.The first one is behavioral goal setting. Behavioral therapy applies both operant and classical conditioning. These principles are used to support the performance of desired behaviors and reduce those that are undesired. In order for this to work the patient must understand the behavioral expectations and the reinforcements must be thought of as a reward. According to Luman at el. It is very important to limit target behaviors to a single goal for each session. This is to accommodate to the needs of children with ADHD (2010). This technique provides a very clear behavioral target, especially for those who are more prone to distractions (Leman, 2010). The second technique
ADHD is commonly found in children. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD starts from childhood and continue until adulthood. Some signs and symptoms of a having ADHD are talking too much, having a hard time getting along with others, and forgetting things. ADHD has three first types. Those types range from strongest to weakest. Those types range from a child having a difficult time finishing a type to a combination of both the strongest type to the mild type. There are treatment plans that a child with ADHD can receive. Those treatment plans can be medication to a child attending therapy classes. (National Institute of Mental Health, 2015) The treatment plans have a different outcome for every child. Some children
Jolene, Great post! I also believe that diet change and behavior therapy should be tried first before resulting to ADHD medication. I 'm also concerned with children being on medication, so I always believe that alternative methods should be tried first. Also, I agree with you that the ultimate decision regarding if a drug is appropriate or not is up to the patient. Sometimes doctors are quick to prescribe a medication regardless of the side effects. In the end, it 's up to the patient to make the decision on if they feel it 's the best choice for
Non-medical use of prescription drugs is prevalent among college students. Various publications have indicated that the abuse of prescription drugs on campus is becoming a major concern of medical practitioners (Weyandt and DuPaul). Although there are policies in place to reduce the access to prescription drugs, studies have revealed that these drugs are very accessible to students on campus. Stimulant medications, which are used to to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are heavily used by college students. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that first appears in childhood and often continues well into adulthood. A person suffering from this disorder may have difficulties concentrating
In the 1980s and 90s, only about 3 to 5% of the population has this disorder. In 2011, it was recorded to be 11% of children aged 4 to 17, with the highest increase occurring from 2003 to 2011. That’s 6.4 million effected, and 4.2 given medications. It isn't due to better awareness of the disorder or some unexplainable increase in hyperactive children, this was caused by over diagnoses of the condition. Neurodevelopmental diseases, such as ADHD, should have consistent prevalence of diagnosis and treatment and as psychologists have found no biological reason for this sharp increase, they have concluded that doctors are diagnosing children with no real neurodevelopmental issues and wrongfully medicating them. The 21st century is the most stimulating time yet; Cellphones, television, vibrant advertisement, celebrities and pop culture, and everything else in this world are constantly fighting for attention, screaming "Look at me! Look at me!" Children are naturally curious and they are reveling in this fascinating, vibrant and loud world and are being punished for being distracted in a boring classroom pushing tests on them. It is the overwhelming stress and academic pressure put on children in a stimulating world they want to explore that has caused this "ADHD Epidemic." 4.2 million children will be given pharmaceutical drugs such as Adderall, dulling their senses in order to make them focus on standardized testing and curriculum they could care less about. In addition, more children have ADHD in the East coast compared to the west coast, this coincides with more standardized testing and laws prohibiting school districts from having the ability to opt out of tests like the FCAT in the