Response to Kimberly Brown
Hi Kimberly, in response to your post, I agree that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD) can affect people of different ages. The main problem is that most people with
ADHD do not realize they are suffering from the condition, and hence, they do not seek medical
help. Major symptoms of ADHD are inattention and impulsivity. Although the majority of the
people suffering from the condition depict one of the two signs, others exhibit both inattention
and impulsivity (Rae et al. 11-12). Most children with ADHD show a hyperactivity symptom.
As highlighted in your discussion post, ADHD is associated with controversies, which
originate from the fact that etiology of the condition is neither absolute nor proven. Lack of
biological indicators makes it difficult for some people to believe that ADHD is a real mental
health condition (Caye et al. 709) Indeed it is not possible to establish an accurate number of
children who do not get a proper diagnosis of the condition due to the controversies and stigma
that surrounds ADHD.
In the presentation, the first expert Dr. Russell Barkley’s point of view is that the main
cause of ADHD is the executive function deficits. As such, he advocates for the use of multiple
treatment approaches for ...