ADHD Outline - Michelle Gillman Intro to Human...

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Michelle Gillman Intro to Human Communication September 18th, 2007 Informative Speech General Purpose: To Inform the audience about the common neurobehavioral disorder, ADHD. I. Introduction A. Can you imagine…everyday? B. Credibility – Me C. What is ADHD, symptoms and diagnosis, and help. II. Body A. What is ADHD? 1. A neurobehavioral disorder that makes it hard for people to control their behavior and/or pay attention. a. Lack of neurotransmitters in the brain where attention is controlled i. Leads to decreased ability to control behavior and mood. ii. Trouble focusing on certain tasks and subjects, or they may seem "wired," act impulsively, and get into trouble. b. About 2 million (3-5%) of children have ADHD in the U.S. i. Most common mental disorders of childhood. ii. In a class of 25-30, at least one kid will have it. 2. Causes of ADHD a. Environment i. Smoking and alcohol during pregnancy ii. Higher levels of lead at younger age b. Brain Injury i. Early theory suggested that brain injury led to showing signs of it
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HUM COMM 111 taught by Professor Whoever during the Spring '08 term at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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