Adhd Intervention

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention-deficit disorder, most commonly recognized as ADHD and ADD, are neurobiological disorders that are most common among children; however, they are not unheard of in adults. An internet article entitled “Understanding and Identifying Children with ADHD: First Steps to Effective Intervention” put out by the US Department of Education cites several different causes of ADHD “such as pregnancy and birth, illness, lead poisoning, injury and prenatal drug exposure.” Children that are diagnosed with ADHD or ADD have trouble paying attention, are often hyperactive, and act on impulse. There are several myths and misconceptions about these two mental illnesses. Some are, there are no such medical…show more content…
Children who have ADD and ADHD show behavior disorders that, along with diet and medication, can be regulated by simple discipline strategies to help them from falling behind others. According to an internet article titled “ADD/ADHD Treatment Options” extracted from the document published by Health Responsibility Systems, the behavior interventions are “geared toward helping the children learn, control behavior and increase his or her self-esteem.” These behavior interventions can be done in several ways, but the most effective way is for disciplinary actions to occur when and where the behavior occurs. Some examples of behavior treatments include rewarding good behaviors by a treat of some kind and giving “time outs” for bad behavior. One way teachers can help their students with their low attention spans is by placing them in an area where they can move around freely with little or no distractions, so that they can release some of their energy, establish clear rules, and be rewarded for appropriate behavior. These behavior interventions help the student control their own behavior and increase their self-esteem which plays a huge part in reducing the signs of ADD or ADHD. Therefore, if a child has proper nutrition and is being rewarded and punished for their behavior, the only other necessary part of the treatment is…show more content…
There are several chemical substances for regulation, communication, and operation. Neurotransmitters are what these chemicals are called. They serve several functions within the brain. ADD/ADHD are associated with two specific neurotransmitters- Norepinephrine and Dopamine. The types of drugs used for the correction of abnormal genes in the dopamine system of a person with ADD or ADHD, are very well known. “Methylphenidate (Ritalin) or the amphetamines Aderall and Dexedrine, are the most studied and most effective medications” that are used (ADHD Treatments). These medications reduce the person’s hyperactivity and improve their ability to pay attention. These drugs are prescribed by most doctors, but not all doctors take the same approach when prescribing the medication. This is because teenagers and adults taking Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Aderall can become addicted. The addiction problems that surfaced were noted by The National Institute of Mental Health. Also, this institution released a statement recognizing how each doctor tries to find the best medication by working closely with his or her patients. (“Some Basic”) Some doctors use short-term tablets and others use longer-term tablets. Other medications that may be prescribed to a patient with ADD and ADHD are, “antidepressant, anti-anxiety medications and mood stabilizing medications” (Medications Used to Treat). These drugs are

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