Running Head: ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that consists of any
form of behavior change that affects the children. The signs and symptoms that are seen
usually include hyperactivity, lack of poor concentration in activities done and even having
learning difficulties (Furman, 2005). This condition, however, has no cure, but treatment can
help improve circumstances of the disorder. We find that if it is not managed it causes issues
to the child even in their adult life like having troubled relationships, finding difficulty in
working, and even one having low self-esteem. The diagnosis for this condition is therefore
medical. We find that to understand ADHD; we must first understand its signs and
symptoms, diagnosis, epidemiology and even pathophysiology (Mercugliano, 1999).
Pathophysiology of ADHD
Pathophysiology is also known as Etiology, and it tends to concentrate on the
environmental and genetic factors that contribute to ADHD. We find that some of the genetic
factors that usually cause ADHD have to do with the neurological compos...