final_17 - Miscellaneous Portions of Ch. 17 The beginning...

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Unformatted text preview: Miscellaneous Portions of Ch. 17 The beginning of THE END Topic Overview Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Causes Assessment Treatment Multicultural Factors Autism Autistic spectrum and Asperser's Disorder Cause Treatment Creativity and Mental Illness Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder Explanation / causes ADHD: DSM Either of the following groups Group A) 6+ of the following ( inattention ) for at least 6 mo ; maladaptive amt; inconsistent with development level: Frequent failure to give close attention to details / make careless mistakes Frequent difficulty in sustaining attention Frequent failure to listen when spoken to directly Frequent failure to follow through on instructions and failure to finish work Difficulty organizing tasks and activities Avoidance of, dislike of, and reluctance to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort Frequent loss of items necessary for tasks or activities. ADHD DSM (contd) Group B) 6+ of the following (hyperactivity impulsiveness) for at least 6 months ; maladaptive amt, inconsistent with developmental level Fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming in seat Frequent wandering from seat in classroom or similar situation Frequent running about or climbing excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate Frequent difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly Frequent on the go activity or acting as if driven by a motor Frequent excessive talking Frequent blurting out of answers before questions have been completed Frequent difficulty awaiting turn Frequent interrupting of or intruding on others; AND ADHD DSM (contd2) The presence of some symptoms before the age of 7 Impairment from the symptoms in at least 2 settings Significant impairment ADHD - general Basically. Difficulty attending to tasks Overactive and impulsive behavior Or both Symptoms feed into each other Difficulty focusing attention leads to turning from task to task until trying to run in several directions at once AD->HD Constant moving from task to task results in difficulty attending to tasks / good judgment HD->AD Related disorders 50% also have learning / communication difficulty; difficulty interacting with other kids; 80% misbehave Anxiety and mood disorders ADHD - general 5% of schoolchildren 90% males More likely to develop it if parents have had it Persists throughout childhood Marked decrease during mid-adolescence 35-60% continue to have ADHD as adults Restlessness and over activity not as pronounced in adult cases Causes of ADHD...
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course PSYC 2230 taught by Professor Hayes during the Summer '11 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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final_17 - Miscellaneous Portions of Ch. 17 The beginning...

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