Children spend too many hours on video games to the exclusion of creative, unstructured play, and they don’t get the amount of physical exercise that contributes to healthy brain development. Topic: Challenging Clients & Treatment Populations | Children/Adolescents | Parenting | Trauma Tags: add adhd | adhd | adhd children | adhd diagnosis | adhd symptoms | case study | child trauma | childhood trauma | hyperactivity | Parenting | post-traumatic stress disorder ptsd | treatments for adhd Thank you for publishing Dr.
Pernicano's case study and discussion of issues relevant to the differential diagnosis of ADHD and trauma in young children. Pernicano from my years at Spalding (she was on my dissertation committee) and from the awesome reputation she has in the KYANA area.
In people with the disorder, these studies show that certain brain areas have less activity and blood flow and that certain brain structures are slightly smaller.
These differences in brain activity and structure are mainly evident in the prefrontal cortex, the basal ganglia, and the cerebellum (Castellanos & Swanson, 2002).
The high energy level and subsequent behavior are often misperceived as purposeful noncompliance when, in fact, they may be a manifestation of the disorder and require specific interventions.
Children with ADHD exhibit a range of symptoms and levels of severity. A physician who wrote books on medicine and psychiatry, Dr.In addition, many children with ADHD often are of at least average intelligence and have a range of personality characteristics and individual strengths. Hoffman was also a poet who became interested in writing for children when he couldn't find suitable materials to read to his 3-year-old son.The result was a book of poems, complete with illustrations, about children and their characteristics.In my view, there’s an epidemic of misdiagnosis of ADHD in young children.Yes, school personnel are overwhelmed by the number of children whose poor concentration make it difficult for them to learn, and a number of likely explanations have been offered for the apparent increase in hyperactivity and inattention in children. Music, art, recess, and physical education—activities that used to provide a break from routine—have nearly been eliminated in many school systems.ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders of childhood.The disorder is estimated to affect between 3 to 7 out of every 100 school-aged children (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).About once a month, a teacher, school counselor, or pediatrician refers a child to me for evaluation and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Often someone has administered a Conners teacher or parent rating scale that presumably justifies the diagnosis, or the child has already been diagnosed with ADHD and has taken medication without symptom improvement.I think it might be useful for the pediatricians and school counselors I receive referrals from to read as well.Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition that involves problems with inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that are developmentally inconsistent with the age of the child.