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How many people are affected with ADHD?
3 to 5 percent
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Yes, we bloody well can. Adhd makes us no different from anyone else. Just because we are more active, imaginative and overall easier to get on with I find, can cause us to fo…rget and leave stuff out on the floor but we can be very organised, thank you!
ADHD affects children at school, as they will not sit still, lose their focus when the teacher is talking, or cannot focus on their homework. Be cautious when talking with par…ents about whether students may have ADHD though. In his Mistaken for ADHD book, Frank Barnhill, M.D., said that nearly 50 conditions can mimic ADHD. Sleep disorders, thyroid conditions, food allergies, seizures and many more can all be mistaken for ADHD.
General consensus is no--It's something you're born with or develop very early in life. Recent studies are linking ADHD to a conjunction of genes and prenatal pesticide exposu…re. However, you do not get ADHD from bad parenting or too much television. These can impair coping or enhance the behavioral symptoms though. Basically, ADHD is a mental disorder, centered in the brain. Symptoms arise out of brain abnormalities in conjunction with individual personalities.
Individuals with ADHD suffer from bad impulses, poor concentration, and have a hard time remaining still. Nicotine is stimulant like most ADHD medications. In fact, research h…as proven that individuals with ADHD more likely to try smoking at a younger age and more likely to transition into a full-time smoker. Nicotine like amphetamine (Dexedrine, Adderall) or methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin) causes a release of dopamine and reduces the breakdown of other neurotransmitters in the brain. This causes nicotine to be more rewarding to those with ADHD due to its calming effects.
Intense feelings of mania basicly you will feel like you have adhd when you take it.
No. ADHD is a disorder that causes frequent lack of focus, irritability, periods of depression, hyperactivity, and problems socializing. Individuals diagnosed with ADHD often …lead normal lives. It is estimated that 1/3 of children will grow out of it, while others will carry it into adulthood. There is no real evidence to suggest that it has an impact on overall life expectancy. Some ADHD medications cause higher heart rates and blood pressure, and will need to be monitored closely. ADHD, by nature, is a stressful disorder that can cause a great deal of anxiety and agitation to sufferers. Therapy to teach coping mechanisms is often employed, as well as other therapeutic techniques.
-They are Born with it -They Lived through it before birth There are two main forms of ADD/ADHD. One is genetically induce, the other induced culturally. While many people… believe ADD/ADHD to be the result of birth defects, brain damage, or poor general health, there is no scientific basis to support such claims. The gentic form is a vestigial development derived from the pre-agricultural revolution era. The agricultural revolution was a period in human history in which people abandoned the nomadic hunter-gatherer lifstyles for more sedentary ways of life based on the domestication and cultivation of plants and animals. In such pre-agricultural lifestyles the various ADD/ADHD symptoms would give an individual an advatage over those without such traits. The culturally induced variety for ADD/ADHD is often called pseudo-ADD. It is often the result of the modern worlds tendency to make things fast paced, reduce information to small sound bites, and cutting strait to the bottom line.
The effects of marijuana in the ADHD population has not been fulled studied or determined. However, other clinical studies provide evidence that marijuana increases memory-rel…ated loss which could worsen existing ADHD symptoms. On the contrary, in some cases doctors have prescribed marijuana (where legal) for ADHD.
Answer: It make it very difficult to pay attention on anything too long, and it makes it hard to focus or learn. Some children also are hyperactive.
Well, the brain differences are actually what affects ADHD ;). The primary area affected in ADHD individuals (according to numerous recent brain imaging studies) is the prefro…ntal cortex. The volume (size) is smaller in ADHD children; this size can catch up (though slower) with peers and is a sign of disappearance of the disorder (meaning the brain developed fully and the adult with not have ADHD); if development doesn't catch up (the prefrontal cortex remains small) the adult will continue to exhibit ADHD. Prefrontal cortex is the hub for deliberate thoughts and actions--it's where your motor cortex (your conscious control of muscles) is centered, along with functions such as attention, planning, working memory, set-shifting, etc.. Explains a lot of ADHD, huh?
About 5% of the adult population has ADHD.
ADHD doesn't affect typical senses (i.e. smell, taste, etc); however, ADHD can effect an individual's sense of time.
Anyone can be annoying, but waht may be found exasperating about people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is how they don't focus as well as others, lose co…ncentration, and have endless amounts of energy when the rest of us want to cool down. I know a person with ADHD. How she loses concentration and gets distracted can be frustrating but it's a disorder; and she's great at a sleepover if you're pulling an all nighter, too.
it can affect people in several ways. for some people it can affect their sleep by making them unable to sleep completely without heavy medication. Other people are affected b…y waking up constantly after falling asleep. and yet other people are unaffected.
ADHD is not a fatal disease. It is a learning disability. Of course, it is possible that a person could die from an accident caused by not paying attention, but there are no k…nown statistics on that. Statistics would be hard to gather on that, because after a person has already died, you can't ask them if their accident was due to not paying attention, caused by ADHD.
ADHD untreated can cause a child to have difficulty "picking up on social cues". For example, not realizing when he/she is making someone angry, annoyed, etc. Which can lead t…o social isolation, therefor, leading to other psychosocial issues.