what is ADHD?
a problem with doing what you know
how is ADHD defined?
persistent, age-inappropriate symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that cause significant impairment
how are symptoms in ADHD tiered?
- impulse control
when to symptoms have to be present before what age?
7 yrs old
when do symptoms have to present to be able to diagnose ADHD?
in two different settings
what is the gender balance of ADHD?
males > female
what impairments do ADHD symptoms cause?
learning and academic difficulties
what month is a/w more ADHD births?
which NT are a/w ADHD?
what lobe of the brain is a/w inhibition?
frontal lobe (decreased blood flow to this area of the brain may be linked to ADHD)
what are characterstics of ADHD behavior?
short attention span
difficulty with tasks that require sustained attention
what input do teachers provide?
- attention issue?
2. LD issue?
how do ADHD children act at home?
irritable and explosive
impulsive and unable to delay gratification
susceptible to accidents
what do 75% of pts show with ADHD?
behavioral signs of aggression and defiance consistently
what is a common deficit that goes along with ADHD/
what are the three types of ADHD/
- inattentive type
- hyperactive/impulsive type
- combined type
what is the course over the lifetime of ADHD?
symptoms persist into adulthood in 50% of cases and they don’t usually get better, but coping strategies are better in adults
what is the 1st line of therapy for ADHD?
medications (ritalin, concerta, metadate, adderall, focalin, vyvanse)