Lykke – ADHD

I chose this topic because I wanted to learn more about the people with ADHD. Sometimes I notice that people who have ADHD act very differently so I wanted to learn about what causes ADHD. I have a few connections to ADHD, in my old school there were maybe 2 or 3 people that I knew that had ADHD. Another connection I have to ADHD is that I have ADD, it stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. It is basically the same thing just without being hyperactive. These things expand my learning by making me want to learn more about it, I have never really learned that much about ADHD other than the fact that they cannot pay attention and are hyperactive sometimes. This issue is relevant to me because I have ADD and I felt like I needed to learn more about the people with ADHD. I feel like doing this is important because you really can see when somebody has ADHD you just might not know that it is ADHD. Teenagers with ADHD would be under a lot more stress to get work finished because they have trouble paying attention, with all the homework it could be extremely stressful for people our age and up.

Some things I learned about this issue is that the brain of and ADHD subject is extremely different from the normal brain. I learned that Certain parts of the brain can be less active or smaller in children with ADHD than those without the disorder. Also, kids with ADHD act without thinking, they are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing on work. They can still understand what’s expected of them but have trouble following through because they can’t sit still, pay attention, or focus on details. Of course, all kids (especially younger ones) act this way at times, especially when they’re anxious or excited. But the difference with ADHD is that symptoms are present over a longer period of time and happen in different settings. They hurt a child’s ability to function socially, academically, and at home. My thinking about this topic is that just because you have ADHD or other disabilities it doesn’t mean that you have to be treated any differently, if you didn’t know what ADHD was then you would probably no even notice that the person had ADHD. I feel that some people treat ADHD subjects differently just because they know that they have ADHD. 

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