These legal mandates increased the number of school based services provided to children and may have inadvertently led to the conclusion that it is now a disorder that it is over diagnosed. Some even speculate that ADHD is merely just a behavior problem, therefore an untreatable medical condition that a pill won’t help. Others fear turning their children into “zombies” or that the effects of the drugs will change their personality. All of these speculations are untrue. The negative behaviors displayed by children with ADHD are some of the symptoms of the disorder.
Often clients and their family, seek help from providers that are not qualified or lack the experience to be effective in dual diagnoses. The client’s family and the client should be carefully interviewed by the dual diagnoses team. The more information about the client could be helpful in determining what types of drugs the client used. This initial assessment is critical; this information will reveal underlying issues that may have been over looked by the previous providers. Chemical dependency, which includes illegal narcotics, alcohol, and drugs prescribed by doctors, can be disguised as symptoms of mental illness.
The term ADD was once used to describe children with these symptoms, but ADD is no longer a DSM diagnosis. A misconception surrounding ADHD is: ADHD symptoms usually continue into their adulthood, however; the person learns ways to cope with the symptoms. People with ADHD can often accomplish more than people who do not have the condition. There are many negative perceptions and misinformation about ADHD. Not only does it hinder people from interacting properly with people who have ADHD.
I have worked with youngsters and adults with ADHD and find it astounding that in certain cases little is known by families, carers and the individuals about this disorder. Is this in light of the fact that resources are lacking, or on the grounds that opinions are divided on the condition itself? Alison Munden (1999) remarked that numerous families come to become despondent, on the grounds that their endeavours to find either a explanation for ADHD or a cure have been unsuccessful. I will begin with a brief look at the common treatments for ADHD followed by a literature review exploration of the choice of ADHD treatments. There are a lot of conflicting views and opinions for the treatment of ADHD I will look at four types or “treatments”
(Correct Answer; 620) These results show that the majority of people (9) thought that 620 was the correct answer, whilst 3 people thought it was 375, nobody thought that there were 115 people diagnosed which shows that there is already awareness about this disorder. Our Aim for the end of the campaign is to increase the general knowledge about the amount of people diagnosed with Anorexia. On average, what age range do you think Anorexia normally occurs between? (Correct Answer; 16-17) These results show that 8 out of 12 people believed that Anorexia occurs mainly occurs between 14 to 15 year olds. 0 out of 12 thought that it was 12 to 13 year olds, which is bad because it means that they were unaware that Anorexia can strike at such a young age.
Poor parenting along with divorce or any separation or abandonment of a caregiver can have effects that would cause BPD. Research affirms that “30% report that they lost or had a prolonged separation from their parents in childhood” (2011, PBS). It is also reported that around 70% of kids who have been sexually or physically abused also have BPD (2011, PBS). This, however, doesn’t mean that everyone in these situations develop Borderline Personality Disorder. It just suggests that instability and childhood neglect and trauma play a heavy roll in the development, just as much as Genetics
Google’s definition say’s “Shaking baby syndrome is a triad of medical findings: subdural hematoma, retinal hemorrhage, and cerebral edema from which some doctors, consistent with current medical understanding, infer child abuse caused by intentional shaking. In a majority of cases there is no visible sign of external trauma”. Some of us fail to realize that Shaking Baby Syndrome is a serious matter; this is one of many forms of abuse. It is reported as the leading cause of half of baby’s deaths in the United States. It’s not that I didn’t keep an eye on my child at the time anything can happen, in that instant me turning my head to say something to one of my other children, he grabbed her out of her chair that quickly.
However, with all the research I have read I have found ADHD is still not fully understood. Parents get a fingers pointed at them and Children tend to get into, because of this. On the other hand, numerous factors contribute to the development of ADHD such as… * Genetic factors * Head injury * Infection in the brain / spinal cord * Premature birth * Exposure to tobacco, alcohol / other drugs while in the womb * Lead poisoning | | | [Transition: TREATMENT METHODS THAT HELP ]
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
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