Diagnosis and Treatment BEH225 WK8 Assignment

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WK 8 Assignment Diagnosis and Treatment By: Virginia Kirby BEH/225 April 10, 2011
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WK 8 Assignment Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder AD/HD was once known simply as hyperactivity. Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity disorder is now the name that reflects the fact that children with the disorder typically lack the ability to focus their attention in the sustained way that other children do. They are easily distracted, often fidgety and impulsive, and almost constantly in motion. There are many theories that believe this disorder affects nearly five percent of all school-aged children and that it is more common in boys than girls. It is usually present at birth but does not become a serious problem until after the child starts school. The causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are not fully understood, but most theorists believe that biological factors such as anomalies in the central nervous system or heredity are important in the development of this disorder. Researchers have identified small but significant differences in the structure and functioning of the brains of children with this disorder. Family interaction and other social experiences may be more important in preventing
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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