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An Introduction and Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder 

Shara K, Madock D 

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 7, 2008 ~ Page 16



Introduction: In the United States approximately 3-5% of school age children are diagnosed with varying stages of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). ADHD is diagnosed 4 to 9 times more frequently in boys than girls. It usually presents by the age of 3 years with the majority of children …


Interventions:The medical approach to ADHD focuses on an imbalance in neurotransmitters or abnormal glucose metabolism leading to central nervous system dysfunction. This is treated medically by stimulant type medications to facilitate function. Psychological interventions vary but some focus initially on…


Discussion: Various theories have been used to understand the prevalence of ADHD in the United States. One theory proposes that based on hunter versus farmer behavior, ADHD can be explained as a social construct rather than an objective disorder. Therefore societies where passivity and order are highly valued, those on the active end …


Conclusion: ADHD is a complex physical, biochemical, neurological, and psychological disorder that is under investigation and has no clear one answer since the condition presents in varied forms and is multifaceted. Healthcare practitioners are in a difficult position to determine the appropriate course of care, but as with…

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