ADHD :: Research says...
Corwin, Kanitkar, Schwebach, & Mulsow (2009) DEFINE ADHD
- INATTENTION symptoms include CARELESSNESS, DIFFICULTY SUSTAINING CONCENTRATION, RELUCTANCE & DIFFICULTY ORGANIZING & COMPLETING WORK CORRECTLY, FAILURE TO FOLLOW THROUGH, TENDENCY TO LOSE THINGS, EXCESSIVE FORGETFULNESS, & HIGH DISTRACTIBILITY.
- HYPERACTIVITY is EXCESSIVE MOVEMENT, RESTLESSNESS, FIDGETINESS, OR EXCESSIVE TALKING.
- IMPULSIVITY, an ability to inhibit behavior, MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO STOP AND THINK BEFORE BEHAVING OR TO DELAY GRATIFICATION.
- There has been an association between ADHD and adolescent behavioral problems has been well established (Lee, Muslow & Reifman, 2003).
- ADHD is the MOST commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood (Corwin, Kanitkar, Schwebach, & Mulsow, 2009)
- The child with ADHD who is exposed to repeated environmental stressors becomes more susceptible to adolescent Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), Antisocial Behaviors, and Major Depression (Barkley, 2003).
- ADHD is most commonly comorbid with CD or ODD.