ADHD: Pharmacological vs Non-Pharmacological Treatment

ADHD: Pharmacological vs Non-Pharmacological Treatment

Student’s Name Institution’s Name Date     ADHD: Pharmacological vs Non-Pharmacological Treatment Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) refers to childhood-onset neurodevelopmental condition typified by developmentally unsuitable levels of impulsivity, inattention, or/and hyperactivity, together with significant and pervasive functional impairment (Miller & Thompson, 2013). ADHD is among the most extensively treated disorders in the adolescent and child psychiatry field, with about 5-10% of adolescents and children diagnosed with ADHD globally. According to the research about 6.4 million children aged between 4 and 18 years have been diagnosed with ADHD in the United States. The data also demonstrates that boys are three times more affected by ADHD than girls (Ahmann, Saviet & Tuttle, 2017). ADHD is a mental condition that interferes with child’s intellectual ability, resulting to low academic achievements. A child suffering from ADHD records lower grade point average (GPA), low rates of college and high school graduation. This generally ends up affecting their entire life (Kellow, Holm & Fallesen, 2018). Based on these statistics, it is considerably important for...
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