Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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(1996)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is considered as among the most common yet serious brain disorders significant number of children are subjected to; the seriousness of which manifests in the ability of the disorder to continue to show up even after the childhood years, during the period of adolescence as well as adulthood. Considering the findings delivered by Brain Imaging Studies conducted on youth, it is revealed that people suffering from ADHD experiences delayed development of brain. Although, the pattern following which the brain matures is predominantly normal, when seen on average, the maturity or development of the brain is delayed by approximately 3 years. It is a chronic medical condition, to which millions of children are subjected, and which more than often persists in their adulthood as well. Identified as a common behavioral disorder affecting around 8 to 10 percent of the school going children, as highlighted by the statistics, boys are more likely to be diagnosed as suffering from this disorder than girls, however the precursor behind this finding is not yet clear. This research paper will be focusing on the specifics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) so as to understand about the disorder on a more empirical level, as a result of which the prevalence of the disorder could be altered along with the breakthroughs in the treatment for the disorder.
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