Examining Attention Deficit Disorders in Adults
Human Growth and Development
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined and studied as it relates to adults. Five major factors are discussed in the observation of adult ADHD. These major areas include influential factors focusing on heredity, environment, and cognition as a cause for ADHD. Major symptoms of ADHD are given in order to clarify if an adult suspects ADHD in his life. Dprovided and diagnosis strategies are examined, yet although there is no sure specific test to determine, if an individual has ADHD. Next, tTwo major treatment options,s, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication, are reviewed as actionsfor their efficacy in for managing ADHD. Finally, positive attributes of ADHD are provided discussed to show demonstrate to adults with ADHD that they do have toolstools exist to help them cope in this worldwith the disorder.
Attention Deficit Disorders in Adults
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition, Text Revision) (DSM-IV-TR) states that, "The essential feature of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and /or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequently displayed and more severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development (Criterion A)." (American Psychiatric Association Task Force[APA], 2000, p. 85)
Most cases of ADHD are predominantly detected in early childhood. T, and the disorder becomes more evident as the child enters school. Assessments, test, and treatments are readily available for these school -aged children. Many adult sufferers, on the other handhowever, manage throughmay progress through life without realizing that they have ADHD.
Influential Ffactors in ADHD
Heredity is a key component for causationof the development of...