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Damon Bray

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Transcript of ADHD/ADD

Causes of ADHD/ADD
Symptoms of ADHD/ADD
Myth and Misconceptions
How to deal with ADHD/ADD
Famous person
Why we choose ADHD/ADD
What we learned

All kids with ADD/ADHD are hyperactive
Kids will eventually grow out of ADD/ADHD
Kids with ADD/ADHD could behave better if they wanted to
Work Cited
. ADHD was first recognized as a disorder in 1902. A British doctor, Dr. Still, documented cases of impulsive behavior. He gave the disorder its first name, "Defect of Moral Control." Despite this name, he believed that the disorder was a medical problem, not a spiritual defect.
In 1937 stimulants were first used to treat children who exhibited signs of ADHD. This was introduced by one Dr. Charles Bradley.1998. In 1998, the American Medical Association stated that ADHD was one of the most researched disorders, despite the fact that its cause is unknown.
Throughout the 1960s, stimulants were increasingly used to treat hyperactive children
In the 1970s, more symptoms were recognized to go along with hyperactivity. These included impulsiveness, lack of focus, daydreaming, and other lack of focus type symptoms
. In 1998, the American Medical Association stated that ADHD was one of the most researched disorders, despite the fact that its cause is unknown.
One cause of ADHD can be genetic

Brain injury may also be a cause of ADHD

Smoking tobacco products or using alcohol during pregnancy
ADHDAware is a not-for-profit organization that provides support and information on ADHD in children, and adolescents for families. It sponsors seminars and workshops to provide information, increase public and professional understanding regarding the diagnosis and effective treatment, and to decrease social stigmas associated with ADHD.
Phone: 215-348-0550
8 E Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

trouble paying attention
talk nonstop and have trouble staying still
has a hard time controlling his/her behavior

We chose ADHD/ADD because we wanted learn about this disorder and how people struggle go through and the symptoms that they have. Also the History of ADHD/ADD how it began and just learn more about this disorder.

The percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011
The amount of children 4-17 years of age taking ADHD medication increased from 4.8% in 2007 to 6.1% in 2011
Data from international samples states, young people with ADHD are at a greater risk of being in a motor vehicle crash, drinking while driving, and traffic violations
ADHD makes a person not able to concentration or able be patient
ADD is when a person cant stay focused and get and have trouble paying attention

With patience, compassion, and plenty of support, you can manage childhood ADHD while enjoying a stable life.
Follow a routine, understand and meet expectation.
Do your best to be neat and organized, Make sure your child knows that everything has its place. Role model neatness and organization as much as possible.
Was not diagnosed with ADHD for 20 years till his Doctor told him he had this disorder
"I found it difficult to sit down and read a script for work, or even have a conversation," says Mandel
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