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Apa Style Research Paper On Add/adhd

  • Submitted by: abenford
  • on April 19, 2011
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 998 words

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Running header: ADD/ADHD AND LIFE

ADD/ADHD and Everyday Life
Allison Nicole Benford
Tri-County Technical College
March 8, 2011

ADD/ADHD and Everyday Life
ADD, or attention deficits disorder, is recognized by many people as the inability to focus on any task for an extended amount of time. ADHD, attention deficits hyperactive disorder, is seen as the same as ADD but with hyperactivity joined with it. These disorders are psychological disorders that are marked by having one or more of the key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity (Myers, 2009). In truth these disorders have many more symptoms such as; missing details, forgetting things, misplacing things, not seeming to be listening when spoken to, daydreaming, and much more ( National Institutes of Health, 2010). For those who suffer from this disorder, it is an everyday struggle to overcome these obstacles. ADD/ADHD can affect any age group from small children all the way up to adults.
In recent studies describing what is happening neurologically in people with ADD/ADHD it is suggested that there are several areas of the brain that may be affected by this disorder (ADD ADHD Information Library, 1996-2008). These areas include the frontal lobes, the inhibitory mechanisms of the cortex, and the limbic system (ADD ADHD Information Library, 1996-2008). People who have these disorders show exceptionally slower brainwave activity in the theta and alpha ranges compared to those without this disorder (ADD ADHD Information Library, 1996-2008). The slower brainwave activity shows that there is a lack of control in the cortex of the brain (ADD ADHD Information Library, 1996-2008). The frontal lobes help us to pay attention to task, focus concentration, make good decisions, plan ahead, learn and remember what we have learned (ADD ADHD Information Library, 1996-2008). The frontal lobes also help us to handle situations properly (ADD ADHD Information...

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