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The frequency of occurence of ADHD can vary from country to country. We may note that funnily, the instances of ADHD in developed countries is higher than in under-develop…ed countries. This is majorly attributed to the lack of established mechanisms to diagnose and treat the condition in most developing countries. Or in other words, the frequency could be much more outside of the developed world, but the infrastructure needed for diagnosis and treatment or for the documentation and assimilation of pertinent information is more often than not absent. So there may not be one reliably accurate number that gives the frequency of ADHD in children and young adults. But there are studies that show that it could be as varied as 3.5% in some countries (most likely developed ones) to as low as 1 in 250, or, about 0.4% in other countries (most likely in under-developed countries). What also complicates the problem is, the definition of ADHD and minor hyperactivity is subject to debate. Some thought leaders also debate the validity of ADHD as a significant mental condition. Hope this helps. ADD/ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed disorder of childhood, estimated to affect 3 to 5 percent of school-age children, and occurring three times more often in boys than in girls. It is estimated that on average about one child in every classroom in the United States needs help for this disorder. No one knows for sure whether the number of people with ADD/ADHD has risen, but it is very clear that the number of children identified with the disorder who get treatment has risen over the past decade. This could be due to greater media interest, heightened consumer awareness, and the availability of effective treatments. Other countries are observing a similar pattern. Whether the frequency of the disorder itself has risen remains unknown, and needs more research.
Answer There can sometimes be difficulty with socialization. Being obstinate, or stubborn is common, which is why they can be difficult to discipline. They may a…lso have trouble getting along with their peers and teachers. They can be seen by other children as domineering or bullying. Also their moods can change frequently. Just as their attention shifts easily, their moods can, too. http://www.answers.com/topic/attention-deficit
ADHD is basically a difference in the way the brain works. I would not classify it as either chemical or physical, but possibly mental.
There is no particular physical appearance that is associated with ADHD. What is typically seen is certain behaviors, such as trouble focusing and difficulty sitting still….
Children with learning disabilities can have ADHD, and it has been found more common within individuals with learning problems. However, learning disabilities can occur on the…ir own or with another disorder.
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.
Well, im in 7th grade and i have ADHD so i hope you won't mind if im not especially doctoral about it. To answer you question, http://www.answers.com/topic/attention-deficit-h…yperactivity-disorder
3 to 5 percent
ADHD is classified as a mental illness; it is not a physical illness.
oddly enough, it doesn't create any physical development issues, but people with ADD do typically have motor skills issues. To better understand it, see "difference between AD…D and OCD"
Children with ADHD can be fidgety, have a very short attention span, be impulsive, and have difficulty completing tasks
No; Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not approved for treating ADHD in children or adults. This is an off-label use and not recommended. Wellbutrin works as a dopamine reuptake inhi…bitor, working in a similar way to stimulants, increasing dopamine within the brain. Some studies have shown bupropion to improve ADHD symptoms, but there has never been large scale studies to show efficacy and safety in children.
It needs to be very similar to normal children unless they have autism. Educational perspective: All children need to know exactly what is expected before it is expecte…d.They need to know the consequences before they test the rules.They need to know that when the consequences are applied that it is directly the result of their behavior and the choices they made.They need to know that regardless of what they do, that what you do is the result of your feelings and concern for them.The rules and consequences must be consistent and realistic, and consequences must fit the misbehavior. This being said, children living with ODD must be dealt with firmly, consistently, and with easily identifiable caring feelings. Part of the issue or the source of opposition defiance is that these kids, many of them, are dealing with anger issues that rise out of treatment that many of the received while younger. This is not a judgment against the parents. Most parents, abusive or otherwise, do what they do because they are unaware of the damage they may be doing, or are doing the best they can with the information and knowledge they possess. Rarely will you find an abusive or neglectful parent or caregiver who is so for malicious or malignant reasons. Most are dealing with difficult issues of their own. In short they are broken, and the children they raise become broken too. While everyone is ultimately responsible for their own inappropriate behavior, none of us is raised or lives in a vacuum. We bounce of each other, those around us, and all too often the "bounce" results in unexpected or worrisome ricochets that are difficult to predict. While prediction is difficult, addressing the issues afterward are easier. Start with narrow focus, use every example of negative or inappropriate behavior as a teaching moment, and help kids with ODD and ADHD make better choices. Oddly enough, there are treatments common to those used in the treatment of PTSD. If you look at the research for ODD, ADHD, and PTSD, you'll see a lot of different treatment suggestions, but the best course of action is to keep it simple, and engage children (or anyone dealing with these issues) in their own treatment. Let them cooperate with developing rules and consequences. Just be ready to moderate their suggestions. Children, especially those living with ODD, ADHD (and PTSD), can be harsh when it comes to suggesting discipline or punishments.
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Psychiatric drugs are not the only method of treatment for children who have been labeled with ADHD. These drugs do not cure anything. They are used to treat the symptoms of t…he problem, but not the problem itself. Many children are mislabeled with ADHD because they display unwanted behaviors at home or in school. Children who are mislabeled and then prescribed medication to "treat" their problems, can become ovemedicated with psychostimulant drugs.