ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. It is a brain disorder that makes you inattentive and keeps you moving or fidgeting most of the time. Because of the lack of focus, most of the time people with the disorder are distracted and unorganized, and they cannot stay at one task for long amounts of time. I chose this issue because even though it doesn’t effect me, I know a few people that have the disorder, and I was interested to find out more about it. I already knew that it makes people unfocused and fidgety, but I didn’t know some of the other things like the reason it happens. This issue is important because it can prevent people from focusing on things that they have to do. For example, if you are a student with ADHD, you would have trouble with learning because you are off task doing something else.
When I was researching about this issue, I learned a lot of things about the disorder. I learned the cause for it, which is brain cells called neurotransmitters being less active in the attentive part of the brain. I also learned the two types of ADHD, which are the hyperactive part and the inattentive part. Also, relating to the two types, I learned that most children with ADHD have both types, but during preschool children with the disorder normally only have the hyperactive part. I think the issue can be a big problem for some people, but it can also be useful at times, like when doing hands on activities or sports. An interesting fact that I learned about the topic is that most people with ADHD work better with music, or something else in the room that doesn’t keep it dead quiet. There is no solution or cure for this, but people with it can utilize it for tasks that could use the disorder.