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Title: ADHD


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ADHD
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An interesting area of debate
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What is ADHD ?
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Severe Overactivity
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Inattention
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Poor Impulse Control
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ADHD Can Kill!
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Sleep disorders
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It is developmental
Youth justice
care
alcohol
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Genetic ?
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If the king has said he will remain in place for
a day, he is sure to upset all the arrangements
by departing early in the morning. And you see
the men dashing around as if they were mad,
beating packhorses, running carts into one
another, in short giving a lively imitation of
Hell. . .1 hardly daresay it but I believe in
truth he took delight in seeing what a fix we
were in. After wandering some three or four miles
in an unknown wood and often in the dark we
thought our selves lucky if we stumbled upon
some filthy hovel. Peter Blois
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How do we understand children's behaviour?
Is it a product of nature or nurture?
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Environmental
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Why isn't this a product of our times
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IT IS A SPECTRUM
Diagnosis
SERVERE
MILD
MODERATE
YOU CAN DIAGNOSE AS MANY CASES AS YOU WANT
DEPENDING ON WHEREYOU DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN CASE
AND NON CASE
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Co morbidity
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Abnormal Brain Function
Brain imaging Smaller frontal
lobes, less white matter PET and SPECT Scans
reduced blood flow, reduced activity
Reduction in event related potential and
arousal Disorder of dopamine originating in
basal ganglia and its connections to frontal
lobes, brain stem, thalamus and crebellum
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Higher order functioning- process thinking
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Evolutionary psychology
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Question and thoughts
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