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Assessing and Treating Clients With ADHD A Young Caucasian Girl With ADHD Walden University NURS-6630D-3/NURS-6630N-3/NURS-6630F-3 April 27, 2019 Dr. Earl Reome 1
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Assessing and Treating Clients With ADHD Introduction Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a brain syndrome marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development, it is considered neurobehavioral disorder (American Psychiatric Association., 2013). A national study conducted by the Center Disease Control (CDC) reports,11% of school- aged children are diagnosis with ADHD yearly. This diagnosis is usually discovered, during the early years of school. The child is often distracted, inattentive, hyperactive and has difficulty controlling impulses, or e trouble paying attention. The three defining, characteristics include, but not limited to inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, symptoms magnify with life stressors (Sayal, et al. 2018). The pathophysiology of ADHD is unknown and still being studied, it has been associated with a chemical imbalance, dopamine and norepinephrine neurotransmitters uptake and release (Sayal, et al. 2018). Their evidence of hereditary traits, toxins ingestion such as lead, poor nutrition, or brain trauma, can cause symptoms of ADHD. The symptomology often causes damage in the daily living of the child, which includes, family, school, and social life. Children diagnosis with ADHD, are often socially isolated and rejected by their peers. Although adults suffer from sometimes, debilitating disorder, this paper will discuss, a young Caucasian girl diagnosis with ADHD, the medication regimen, side effects, and the impact ADHD has on the family. My Client An eight-year-old Caucasian female presents to the clinic with her parents after being referred by their PCP. The referral is based on advice from the teacher; the child is displaying symptoms of “ADHD” and needs to be evaluated by a psychiatric nurse practitioner. The 2
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Assessing and Treating Clients With ADHD PMHNP was given form “Conner’s Teacher Rating Scale-Revised,” which was completed by her teacher (Laureate Education., 2016). Based on the scoring, the client is Katie is “inattentive,” “easily distracted, “and“forgetful,“ is poor in grammar and mathematics. Her attention span is short and only gives attention to things that interest her; she is easily distracted and not interesting in schoolwork. The client rarely finishes new projects, school work or follows directions (Laureate Education., 2016). The
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