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Is ADHD A Real Disorder?Arnika A LewisTroy UniversityProfessor Alycia Harris, PhDPSY4480Due date
Is ADHD A Real Disorder?IntroductionMany people have different opinions on ADHD when they notice particular behavioroccurring in their children as they grow. Some would consider it part of the development processas the children transition from childhood to adulthood. In contrast, others see such behaviors asdisorders caused by interferences from mental processing. However, research findings havedeveloped a different opinion on ADHD among children. In the first place, ADHD is an attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder, which is one of the typical neurodevelopmental abnormalities thatmainly occurs in children (Singh, 2018). Throughout history, much research has been conductedto establish how the disorders develop and some of the contributing factors that can lead to itoccurring among children. In the past, ADHD was referred to as mental restlessness. Despitemany medical discoveries on the subject, no one could consider it a disorder until the 1980s,when it was officially termed to be a disorder among people. According tothe AmericanPsychiatric Association,ADHD has commonly termed the most common mental illness affectingchildren. Also, it is diagnosed in early childhood, and its effects last into adulthood.However, it is common for children to exhibit some behavioral and focus challengeswhile growing up. The difficulties that children experiences in behaviors end in their childhood,which is different from the ADHD that continues up to adulthood. When a child enters adulthoodwhile still experiencing the disorder, it becomes difficult for them to manage their life. At theonset of ADHD, children might be seen as usual when they fail to complete their assignments orhomework on time or fail to pay attention in class. Still, the problem can persist withoutimmediate intervention, making them lose focus on their future responsibilities. Singh (2018)affirms that ADHD has adverse effects on children's social life, societal problems, and
interaction; thus, further research is needed to show its effectiveness in the different stages oflife. The symptoms include hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and inattentiveness in children. In somecases, the symptoms might occur at various stages of child development because they havedifferent maturity rates. Therefore, ADHD is a real disorder that occurs in children affecting theirlevel of attention and concentration on their activities.On the other hand, I can relate ADHD subject to my studies and goals as it forms thebasis of my comprehensive understanding of the mental process of people and how it can affecttheir behavioral response. Studying psychology is a vast field that requires skills in research-based findings to establish the root causes of problems that children might be troubled with andaffect their future lives. The psychology of ADHD is essential for helping individuals with

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