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ADHD/ADD

In this essay I am going to explain to you what Attention deficit hyperactive disorder(ADHD) is, how it ties in with attention deficit disorder(ADD), what are some of the showing sings (warning signs), and different ways it can be treated.

First what is ADHD, the United States Department of Education defines ADHD as a neurological condition that involves problems with inattention and hyperactivity- impulsivity that are developmentally inconsistent with the age of the child. According to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ADHD is divided down into three sub categories these are predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive- impulsive, and these combined. Now lets break these three down shall we? You have predominantly inattentive, by breaking sub category into two words you will gather that predominantly means mainly and inattentive means a lack of concentration. This category is also ADD; this is when a child has trouble concentrating and will drift off the subject. The next category is predominantly hyperactive, again predominantly means main and hyper is full of energy; out of control and active means moving about. This is the child that can not sit still. Most of the time a child can't have just this sub category that is were a combined comes in. The combined is both predominantly hyperactive and inattentive combined together. It is hard for a child to just be predominantly hyperactive because with all the movement it is most of the time limiting there ability to think and act on a particular task. So this would incorporate the two subs together.

Now to enlighten you a little more on the subject of ADD I am going to break it down how it is incorporated in with ADHD. ADD deals with the first sub topic of ADHD this is were you are predominately inattentive. Most people when you say, "I have ADD" they expect you to be bouncing off the walls and going crazy. Those is why a lot of physiologists started diagnosing children and adults with ADD; because you can be extremely docile and still have this disorder. Sub topic one deals with the inability to be able to concentrate on a particular task. According to the Identifying and treating ADHD journal "The inattention component of ADHD (ADD) affects the educational experience of these children because ADHD causes them to have difficulty in attending to detail in directions, sustaining attention for the duration of the task, and misplacing needed items." I can give an example of this being true. I have been diagnosed with ADHD sub component one (ADD), and take for instance this current essay will writing this I experience a lot of these symptoms. More than likely I did mess up on the directions of how this paper is to be written, I have already started and quit writing this assignment more times than I can count over the last month that shows attention for the duration of the task , and I have lost the printed copy of my journal two to three times. Children and adults that have this disorder tend to overlook or not catch small details, make many careless mistakes, and dislike tasks that require an excessive amount of mental effort. I was first told to go and get my self checked out by my consultant in high school. She noticed that I was having trouble turning in assignments in on time and was unable to pay attention to details of how to get line for lunch and recess. She said that I was displaying the symptoms of having ADD. Right off the bat my parents jumped to the conclusion that I could not because I was fairly quite and was not very over active for a certain setting (such as a classroom). What did not realize is that they were confusing me with the sub category two of ADHD. However wrong this is the conclusion most parents come to.

I just covered some of the warning signs of the sub category one (inattentive) what about two and three (hyperactive and combined). When you are talking about the hyperactivity sub topic it can be confused with

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