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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ADD/ADHD By:Lindsey Pospisil
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Definition AD/HD is a behavioral and neurological disorder According to the DSM-IV there are three separate types: 1. AD/HD as a combined type including inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity 2. AD/HD with just inattention 3. AD/HD with hyperactivity and impulsivity » (American Psychiatric Association {APA}, 2000)
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Symptoms The three main symptoms are: 1. Inattention 2. Impulsivity 3. Hyperactivity Other common symptoms are: Distractibility Memory Emotional reactivity Self-discipline Hyperfocusing
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History The first person to label AD/HD was Heinrich Hoffman in 1845 Symptoms of AD/HD have been seen since the 1800’s These symptoms are commonly seen in children after they have suffered from neurological damage 1937 the first stimulant drug Dexedrine was found for hyperactive children, but was ignored till the 1960’s In the 1950’s drug therapy was the most commonly used
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