PSY 638 Journal 1-3.docx - 1 Cultural Impact Victoria Davis Journal 1-3 Cultural Impact 1 2 Cultural Impact Psychology Concepts Attention deficit

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1 Cultural Impact Victoria Davis August 17, 2019 Journal 1-3: Cultural Impact 1
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2 Cultural Impact Psychology Concepts Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also known as ADHD can be defined as a condition characterized by an inability to focus attention or to inhibit impulsive, hyperactive behavior; it is associated with behavior that results in poor performance in educational, social, or work settings. (Block, MacDonald, Piotrowski, 2019) What causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is still unknown although it could be linked to genetics. There are many symptoms of ADHD, however, inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness is usually the main categories in which attention deficit disorder is grouped into. Those who experience inattention has difficulty staying focused at places such as school and work. Those who have been diagnosed with ADHD has issues with keeping their attention and usually do not follow instructions. It is advised to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder early. Treating this developmental disorder early can be very effective and could prevent any further developmental issues. Treatment typically starts with the child being diagnosed with the disorder. After the child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, treatment is usually a combination of multiple things such as counseling and behavior therapy. When all else fails that is when the child is prescribed nonstimulant medication. It is always advised that behavioral therapy and counseling be utilized before administering any medication.
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