Adhd in Everyday Life

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Mandarin Watson Psychology 220 T/TH 2:30-4:20 Mr. White December 26, 2013 ADHD in Everyday Life According to the CDC, studies show that 8.4% of school aged children in the United States have ADHD ( It shows that it is between 1.21% of the population ( So why is it that most people look at a child with ADHD as an unruly child who has issues with getting in trouble, however studies have shown that there are several different types of ADHD which include hyperactive, inattentive and a combination of both. ADHD is a common disorder that is seen more often now than in the old days. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It has been recorded that it is unknown on what exactly causes ADHD, but it does say that genetics are partly a cause of it. The rate for boys and girls are 5.5% girls and 11.2% boys have ADHD ( Experts say that ADHD has a strong genetic component; however they think that the neurotransmitters are different in an ADHD person (What Causes ADHD...). Studies say that it can occur if the mother did certain things while pregnant such as smoking or drinking. Also in some cases if the baby had low birth weight or any trauma to the frontal lobe. Exposures to lead can sometimes lead to ADHD. ADHD can have many affects on different parts of the brain. ADHD affects the way that chemicals go through the body. It is know that children and adults with ADHD have an abnormal function or also known as dysregulation with how the neurotransmitters carry out the chemicals. The two main chemicals that are affected are dopamine and nor epinephrine. Dopamine helps to carry signals between nerves in the brain. Without both of these chemicals
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