ADHD has medication to help with symptoms but some studies shave shown that some people that are diagnosed with the disorder have substance abuse issues because of their impulsiveness. This viewpoint of ADHD shows that some of the daily problems are brought upon themselves instead of society coping for some of their issues. Christine Adamec states "Adolescents who abuse or misuse stimulants that are prescribed for ADHD patients are more likely to be male and to have other substance abuse problems, such as alcohol abuse and/or the abuse of other drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine. Some abusers mix the stimulant with other drugs. Drugs such as methylphenidate can be taken orally, intranasally ("snorting"), or by injection. Abusers seek to attain a state of euphoria from the drug." This states that people that have problems with substance abuse are more likely to cause more harm to themselves instead of helping themselves. ***Adamec, Christine, and Esther Gwinnell. “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Substance Abuse.” Infobase Learning, The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse, 2008, online.infobase.com/HRC/Search/Details/11?articleId=109698&q=ADHD.
Explore information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including signs and symptoms, treatment, current science, and clinical trials. The National Institute of Mental Health states "ADHD symptoms can change over time as a person ages. In young children with ADHD, hyperactivity-impulsivity is the most predominant symptom. As a child reaches elementary school, the symptom of inattention may become more prominent and cause the child to struggle academically. In adolescence, hyperactivity seems to lessen and may show more often as feelings of restlessness or fidgeting, but inattention and impulsivity may remain. Many adolescents with ADHD also struggle with relationships and antisocial behaviors. Inattention, restlessness, and impulsivity tend to persist into adulthood." This study of ADHD states that the symptoms of ADHD can change how you feel, think, and perform daily tasks may be a struggle for some people. This article helps my topic because it shows symptoms that can change somebody day to day affecting their daily lifestyle. ***“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016, www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml.
The medicine in ADHD has been improved upon since ADHD was first diagnosed back in the 1970s and since then there has been an improvement on treatments to help the person deal with their symptoms. This concept about using a strong emphasis on nutrition can also help calm the symptoms of ADHD in a child. (Donnelly)***Donnelly, Stephen. “ADHD: An Integrative Medicine Approach.” Integrative Wellness ME, 18 Mar. 2015, integrativewellnessme.com/adhd-an-integrative-medicine-approach/.
This article helps prove my point on how the mental capacity to perform daily tasks is lacking in people who have ADHD because of their impulsiveness and hyperactivity distracting them and causing them to have lots of inattention. Suellen May states in an interview about Michael Phelps that, "Teachers continued to complain that Phelps could not sit still, keep quiet, or stay focused in class. In the fifth grade, Phelps's doctor discussed the possibility that he had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). By age nine, Michael was put on Ritalin to help the situation. Debbie acknowledged that the medication seemed to help him focus longer but he still was not interested in doing any more than the bare minimum of homework." The medication used by Phelps when he was a kid helped him focus but made him want to do only the bare minimum. ***May, Suellen. “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” Infobase Learning, Understanding Drugs, 2017, online.infobase.com/HRC/Search/Details/11?articleId=392882&q=ADHD.
This article serves to help bring attention to kids who take time to develop the ability to focus on a task for a long period of time because of their limited attention span due to ADHD. (Peirce) This helps my viewpoint of how kids in school are struggling day to day because they are limited. It has shown that kids tend to get distracted easily when trying to learn things that are repetitive and non stimulating. ***Peirce, Jeremy. “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.” Infobase Learning, Psychological Disorders, 2007, online.infobase.com/HRC/Search/Details/11?articleId=132247&q=ADHD.