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ADHD Mahina Laguisan and Kevin Do Period 3. Asked to leave school at the age of 7 for poor academic performance and behavior High IQ scores but still struggled for decent grades. Later in life, found it difficult to keep a job because of lack of focus and often left tasks unfinished.

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case study richard

Asked to leave school at the age of 7 for poor academic performance and behavior

  • High IQ scores but still struggled for decent grades.
  • Later in life, found it difficult to keep a job because of lack of focus and often left tasks unfinished.
  • Finally went to private psychiatrist who diagnosed him with ADHD and prescribed him with Ritalin
  • Ritalin helped, but later decided he would need counseling.
Case Study: Richard
what is adhd

Attention

Deficit

Hyperactivity

Disorder

  • 3 Types
    • Hyperactive
    • Inattentive
    • Combination
What is ADHD?
causes of adhd

Hereditary

    • Family, adoption, and twin studies
  • Exposure to toxic substances during pregnancy
  • Things that don’t cause ADHD:
    • Diet
    • Poor parenting
    • Hormones
    • Television
Causes of ADHD
treatment

Treatment

Medication

Behavioral therapy

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Approximately 4%-6% of American population

Symptoms usually persist throughout life; not limited to children

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references
http://health.yahoo.net/channel/add-adhd_treatments
  • http://www.webmd.com/
  • http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.shtml

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