Psy 18 HW6 - Julian Bryant Beckwith Psy 18 Homework#6 ADHD...

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Julian Bryant Beckwith Psy 18 Homework #6: ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most controversial disorders that circulates among youth. Although it may be diagnosed in any age range, the treatment options and a high propensity for misdiagnoses make it particularly problematic when dealing with children. Gaining a deeper understanding of this condition and the underlying factors that may contribute to it are essential in resolving the major issues that surround ADHD. Another major issue with ADHD is that it often coincides with a learning disability. ADHD itself, many physicians would say, is not a learning disability, but rather a condition that may create an obstacle for a person’s ability to learn. According to psychcentral.com, “ A child with ADHD may struggle with learning, but he or she can often learn adequately once successfully treated for the ADHD, whereas a learning disability will need specific treatment.” Why is ADHD so often misdiagnosed in youth? The symptoms are closely characteristic
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