There was an inability to deal with many different stimuli at once. They had a low tolerance for frustration and had difficulty structuring information. They were easily overwhelmed by new information (Rist, 1990). The same symptoms were repeatedly seen by the researchers who have followed crack-exposed infants from birth. The New York Times recently reported: The most severely affected children suffer from seizures, cerebral palsy, or mental retardation.
Well A.D.D. stands for attention deficit disorder it is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder affecting about 3-5% of the world's population. It typically presents itself during childhood, and is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity, as well as forgetfulness, poor impulse control or impulsivity, and distractibility. A.D.D. is currently considered a persistent and chronic condition for which no medical cure is available, although medication and therapy can treat symptoms.
ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can carry on through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behaviour and hyperactivity. Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, but many studies suggest that genes are a factor. In addition to genetics, researchers are looking at possible environmental factors, and are studying how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment might cause ADHD. Children who have suffered a brain injury may show some behaviour similar to those of ADHD.
A study was conducted by Dr. Graham Emslie, a professor at UT Southwestern, within the last decade that included 334 teenagers, all of whom suffered from major depression. In the study, the researchers looked at the types of treatment each participant was receiving in order to treat his or her depression. It was concluded from the study that those participants that were unresponsive to their initial antidepressant “responded when they switched to a different antidepressant and participated in cognitive behavioral therapy” (Drug Week, 2008). Using these results Emslie concluded that “medication and therapy do not have to be independent of each other” (Drug Week, 2008). Dr. Emslie states in her report that “if you haven’t had a good response with antidepressants,
ADHD Hannah Mann PSYCH/500 October 25, 2010 ADHD Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorder, ADHD is characterized by three main symptoms. The first symptom is inattention that sometimes manifests as the individual developing difficulty sustaining attention, does not seem to listen to spoken instruction, has trouble following through with instructions, and frequently misplacing things. The second main symptom of ADHD is hyperactivity. Hyperactivity can be described as fidgeting, excessive talking, inability to remain seated or still when this is expected, or is commonly
The FDA issued a warning about benzocaine, the active ingredient in oral pain medications such as Orajel on April 7, 2011. The FDA warns that benzocaine use has the potential to induce a potentially fatal side effect whereby the blood carries significantly lower amounts of oxygen. This condition, known as methemoglobinemia, can in rare cases cause death or brain injury and damage to the body tissues. The potential for life-threatening or long-term damages from methemoglobinemia due to benzocaine is further compounded in very young children. Free Orajel Lawsuit Review Benzocaine products do not currently contain warnings of methemoglobinemia, which the FDA stated as a grave cause for concern since consumers, parents and caregivers are in most
Robert Findling says it best with his question ‘‘Why would you want to let a child suﬀer unnecessarily?’’ ( qtd. In Hawthorn 1). People whom do not know the extremities of the symptoms of ADHD are often quick to be adverse of using medication on children with ADHD. For children with ADHD sitting still and focusing on a task whither it be a teacher’s instructions or group activities are near impossible to complete on their own. “No one disagrees that people struggle – some profoundly, others less so – with inattention, restlessness, poor social skills, and academic or vocational frustration, poor self-esteem, substance abuse, accidents and injuries, and other problems correlated with ADHD” (Reznek 17).
She speculated that inflammation that occurs when a person is depressed may be a factor for dementia.Many certain proteins found in brain of a peron who is depressed may increase the risk of dementia.It is very important to remember that risk factor is something that put you on risk. Its increasing your chances to develop illness but it doesn’t mean that you will develop dementia as many people with depression never get dementia. A new sudy was published in July 2014 in the same journal give us more light on the problem. The report says that depression is a risk factor for dementia and people who have symptoms of depression have problems with clear thinking and memory. This study shows there is link between dementia and depression but doesn't exactly says if there is prove cause -and -effect relationship between them both.
However, there is no way to prevent savant syndrome. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by improvised communication, excessive rigidity, and emotional detachment Autism is usually diagnosed in children between the ages of 18 months and 4 years. Savant syndrome comes in many forms. Mild autism is called Asperger’s syndrome, and usually affects children in their social development. Severe autism can cause children to function at very low levels, including no speech, unable to toilet train , and have violent outbursts.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has three subtypes; 1) Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive: Most symptoms (six or more) are in the hyperactivity-impulsivity categories. Fewer than six symptoms of inattention are present, although it may still be present to some degree. 2) Predominantly inattentive: The majority of symptoms (six or more) are in the inattention category and fewer than six symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity are present, although it may still be present to some degree. 3) Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive: Six or more symptoms