A Look at the Neurological Disorder of ADHD Abstract This paper is an introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. It is also often referred to as ADD. The paper discusses the neurological basis of ADHD, the behavioral symptoms and functional deficits associated with ADHD, the biological and environmental factors associated with ADHD as well as the cognitive and pharmacological therapies involved in reducing symptoms, as well as the overall prognosis of ADHD. Introduction and Overview of ADHD: Symptoms and Deficits Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurologically-based disorder, affecting from 5-10% of children based on early childhood behavioral assessments. ADHD can also commonly...The end:
.....children and adults with the disorder a quality of life and ability to manage and reduce negative symptoms that are a result of the dopamine imbalance in the brain. Patients are encouraged to receive lifelong treatment for the disorder as symptoms change and develop over the lifespan. References Banerjee, T.D., Middleton, F., Faraone, S.V. (2007). Environmental risk factors for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Acta Paediatrica, 96.9: 1269-1274. Carlson, N.R. (2010). Physiology of Behavior, 10th ed. Boston: Pearson. Dawei, L., Sham, P.C., Owen, M.J., He, L. (2006). Meta-analysis shows significant association between dopamine system genes and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Human Molecular Genetics, 15.14: 2276-2284.