1940- Symptoms of ADHD continue to be blamed on ‘’minimal brain damage’’. 2003- FDA approves Strattera, the first non- stimulant drug for ADHD, and the first to be approved for use in adults. 2003- The CDC reports that approximately 4.4 million children- about 8 percent of all U. S. Children aged 4 to 17- have been diagnosed with ADHD and 2.5 million of them are taking medication for this disorder. ( Everyday Health, 2010) ‘’Today we know that younger children are more likely to show hyperactivity ADHD symptoms and older children or adults are more likely to have symptoms of inattention. ( Hunter, Scott J., University of Chicago, 2010).
Substance abuse and emotional stress, resulting for example from financial troubles, are other risk factors for aggression and impulsiveness in caregivers.” So it is not a stereo typical thing both men and women can inflict this on their child, but the main people to inflict this is more often men. When reading about shaking baby syndrome, I came across another term for it called Whiplash shaken infant syndrome. John Caffey a pediatric radiologist developed this concept in 1946. Children that incurred this abuse more times are less than one year old. Statistics show that between 1,200-1,400 children suffer head injuries from abuse in the United States.
Surveys show that teens rely on naps to make them more refreshed. You should only take at the maximum a 45 minute nap anything more than that disrupts your biological clock and this is what causes you to wake up angry or irritable from a nap. Other factors also play a role in getting good night’s sleep. For example, caffeine plays a huge part in not getting any sleep, 31% of adolescents surveyed said that they cannot sleep after drinking a caffeine drink before bed. Technology also has a huge role in not getting to sleep.
Depression is often misinterpreted in residual schizophrenic, one who no longer suffers from hallucinations, but has no will to live (Mental Health America, 2011). More risk factors and controversy of the disease also include the tendency and concept of suicide to schizophrenics. Ten percent of schizophrenics that attempt to commit suicide every year are successful, while forty percent will try to harm themselves (National Mental Health Institute, 2007). Most people will assume schizophrenia is a violently paranoid disease causing the implication that all schizophrenics are violent, this is not true. The majority of schizophrenics prefer to be left alone and not
Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse Primary care providers failed to note some suspicious injuries, study found. FRIDAY, Nov.4 (Health Day News) -- Many cases of child abuse are not reported by primary health care providers, a new study suggests. Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually doctors but can also be physician assistants and nurse practitioners. In this study, researchers interviewed PCPs about 111 cases involving injured children, six weeks and six months after they treated the children. The cases were also reviewed by five child abuse experts.
Previous efforts have shown some success with targeting middle school students. Just last year, NIH funded research reported that middle school students from small towns and rural communities who received any of three community-based prevention programs were less likely to abuse prescription medications in late adolescence and young adulthood by 20-65 percent.2 Other ongoing efforts include, DEA sponsored Drug Take Back days, the Medicine Project and PEERx. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused. In an effort to combat prescription drug abuse the Drug Enforcement Agency created National Drug Take Back days where citizens can return unwanted medication, including controlled drugs, to a designated site in their local community. On its ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the DEA collected 309 tons of unwanted prescription drugs at 5,495 sites throughout the country.
Single mothers and fathers have a hard time raising one child let alone two or three but yet they keep on having child after child. Society’s views on a few things need to change to be able to get the foster care system under control because if families could take care of the kids they had then there would be no problems. I understand there are special circumstances but the number of children in the system is outrageous. I feel like what has led my client to be put into the foster care system is his or her own parents neglect. This could be neglect of just the child or neglect of substances or responsibilities whatever it is they didn’t step up to the plate like they should have when they had they kid and therefore the government did and
To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate Vaccinations are given to people to prevent diseases and other illnesses. Times have progressed to children given the vaccinations as well; however, more and more parents aren’t allowing for it to happen. From a parent’s perspective, it can be interpreted that they fear ‘fatal side effects’. On the other hand, I feel that there is not much of a risk towards the vaccinations; children should get their vaccinations in order to save them. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (ProCons.org, 2015 Page 1), most childhood vaccines are 90%-99% effecting in preventing diseases; at least 2.5 million children are saved every year.
Many children who do not have FAS or FAE, but who were exposed to alcohol prenataly - can still suffer from one or more symptoms of FAS. We also can bring evidence that mothers who were drinking during pregnancy may find behavioural and socio-emotional problems in their children(not only in childhood)(O’Connor, M.J., 2001.). One of many dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy is spontaneous abortion risk (highest risk is in 1st trimester), we looked at Kesmodel et al. (2002) study and his look on previous studies - to support this statement. However there are some inconsistencies with this area of research.
In Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn, we see through the Bineski family how disability is actually perceived as something positive and extraordinary rather than negative. It is safe to say that the Bineski family (mainly the children) would not be happy or feel special if they were non-disabled. Before I start on my argument, I believe it necessary to explain the difference between disability and impairment since people often get the two confused. Disability is defined in two ways- as “a lack of adequate power, strength, or physical or mental ability” and as “what you cannot do because the environment and social attitudes block you from doing it.” Impairment is a “condition of your body”. The impairment is not usually what is disabling, but the environmental and attitudinal barriers are.