ADHD – The Causes

Examining the childhood condition known as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and a look at its causes.

The paper focuses on the causes of childhood behavioral condition known as ADHD. Currently more than seven per cent of the children in the United States have been diagnosed with some kind of behavioral irregularity. The paper shows how it is widely believed that though the symptoms trigger during childhood, they can persist in adult life too in the absence of proper treatment. The paper specifically sheds light on some known causes and probes the million dollar question, “What exactly causes ADHD?”
“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder is a behavioral disorder that is mostly found in children. According to one research almost 7.5 percent of school-aged children are suffering from some kind of ADHD related behavioral problem in the United States. In some cases, untreated symptoms can persist in the adulthood too, which can create numerous problems in the patient’s social and emotional life. ADHD is rarely found in isolation as the child may also develop some other behavioral problems. The existence of more than one behavioral disorder is known as co-morbidity, which usually complicates the case because the child cannot be treated for one specific condition. It was once believed that ADHD patients outgrow the symptoms with age but this theory is no longer supported by latest research, which indicates that without treatment, ADHD’s symptoms can easily persist in one’s adult life. A newspaper article, which appeared in St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1994), author claimed, modern research has shown that Attention Deficit Disorder is a lifelong problem that usually persists throughout teen-age years and into adulthood. The symptom of hyperactivity, which refers to restless, fidgety behavior or excessive body motion, may be less prevalent in adults with this disorder. It is common for adults with attention deficits to experience difficulty in job performance and social relationships. ”