This Article is About
adhd
attention deficit disorder
attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
hyperactivity
environmental factors
controversies
chores
Adhd As A Biological Complaint
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

There have been controversies, issues and arguments presented with regard to the nature of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. It has been discussed that the disorder may either be totally affected or somehow affected by biological factors. The matter concerned is whether ADHD, as a biological illness, can lead to cases and conditions that may affect the brain or give mental deficiencies to children diagnosed with it.

Scientific studies and laboratory tests describe ADHD as a disorder mainly affected by genetic and environmental factors though its pathophysiology is uncertain up to these days.

Observations and tests regarding mental capacities and performances have been conducted to individuals suffering from ADHD and to those who do not have the disorder. It was found out that there are more cases of brain defects on individuals confirmed with the disorder compared to those who are not diagnosed with it.

Another argument found is that though children’s inattention and hyperactivity symptoms like having difficulties in focusing their attention on tasks assigned, sitting still or being too much participative in class, are triggered and influenced by biological factors but they are not out rightly and immediately diagnosed or identified to have biological deficits or disorders.

There are several grounds and reasons on why children with ADHD are not able to associate their behavior and attitude on their capability to perform well in school or to be obedient enough in doing errands at home. Their impatience and daydreaming are also alike compared to the normal behavior of other children who are not diagnosed to have ADHD. Rare ADHD cases happen when children with the disorder do not have a hard time in maintaining their focus in school works and other school activities or chores at done home when mediated and guided by a very patient and understanding teacher and parents.

There are many questions that have been raised regarding the association of Attention Deficit Disorder to genetic factors, though statistics show that 75% of ADHD symptoms are affected by genes and that the rest may be inherited as well or due to environmental factors or other existing disorders suffered by the child.

Studies also show that there are no existing theories discussing the genetic, biological and or neurological association of mental deficiencies and illnesses. Issues about ADHD being a heterogeneous disorder found on genetic and biological factors and reasons cannot be definitely and explicitly explained and figured out by Single Gene Theory.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Toys for Children With Add/adhd
My goal was to find good toys for children with ADD/ADHD. If you are a stay-home parent with young ones running around, you have now officially hit the LONG stretch of summer. Even more challenging if you have a child with ADD/ADHD. I have some suggestions that I hope will…
By: Dr Becky Spacke in  Home and Family  >  Early Childhood Education   Jul 06, 2012  
13
  Likes: 6

Managing Adhd Without Medication – Follow This Guide To Get Your Child Back On Track
The idea of managing ADHD without medication is a strange concept for many parents. They think, naturally, that medication is a quick fix as with most medical problems. That is how people conceive the whole question. This is not helped by the fact there is a lot of ignorance about…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Mental Health   Nov 23, 2011  
2
  Likes: 3

Parents With Adhd – Why Medication Can Cause More Problems Than It Solves
Many parents with ADHD only discover this when their own children are diagnosed. They never knew although they may have suspected it. It certainly proves the genetic link although no one can say what the exact probability or percentage of that is. In any case, the parents are concerned about…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Mental Health   Nov 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Parenting Adhd Children – It Is Not As Difficult As You Think!
In parenting ADHD children, it is very useful to get opinions and advice from the experts. That was why I was very interested to hear what Dr. Michael Manos had to say on this very difficult subject. Dr. Manos is not only Head of the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Mental Health   Nov 24, 2011  
2
  Likes: 1

Famous People With Adhd – Great Examples Of How Adhd Can Actually Help
Famous people with ADHD come from every walk of life. Jamie Oliver is a famous British chef and he had ADHD as a child which does not seem to have to have stopped him in his tracks. Actually he has even met the former Prime Minister Tony Blair when he…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Mental Health   Nov 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Treating Adhd Without Medication
My six-year-old son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5. His preschool teacher was constantly sending home notes about his behavior. Josiah can be a challenging child. Through parenting classes and research and lots of trial and error I have found that the best way to handle my…
By: Brittany2 in  Health and Fitness  >  Mental Health   Jan 30, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Adhd And ADD
In this article I am going to write about my interpretation of ADHD. I think this is something that needs to be addressed all across the board. These are my personal opinions only and i do believe that most of what we are told about ADHD and ADD are made…
By: Brian18 in  Self Improvement  >  NLP Hypnosis   May 01, 2012  
2
  Likes: 0

The Top 5 Difficulties Adults With Adhd May Face In The Workplace
There is little doubt that adults with ADHD often face challenges in the workplace that others do not and with recognizing some of these potential difficulties before starting a job and thinking of ways to mitigate some of those problems in advance may well help you to be more successful…
By: Mary Whitfield in  Health and Fitness  >  Anxiety   Sep 19, 2012  
4
  Likes: 2

How Limiting Certain Activities May Actually Help Your Child Cope Better With Adhd
As parents it is only natural that you would want your child to enjoy as many activities as possible. However, parents who limit certain activities may actually be helping their children cope better with ADHD. Many parents these days are foregoing prescription medications in favor of a more alternative and…
By: Mary Whitfield in  Health and Fitness  >  Alternative   Sep 05, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Teens And Adhd
The teen years are often a difficult time for both children and adults, but for a teen with ADHD life can seem especially difficult and challenging. While some symptoms for ADHD wane as children get older the challenges of more difficult school work, becoming independent, and attempting their first jobs…
By: Mary Whitfield in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Sep 17, 2012  
2
  Likes: 2

Living With A Child With Adhd
When I was a kid I had huge birthday parties. In fact, there were kids in my house that I knew had to be in my class but I didn't even know who they were. I don't throw big birthday parties for my seven year old girl. Not with her…
By: Steve Foley in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Jul 27, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Holistic Treatment for ADHD- Treating Your Body and Not Your Symptoms
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the single most over diagnosed medical condition. Each year far more children are prescribed to drug treatments than truly need them. Not only can these medicines carry harsh side effects, but they only treat the symptoms of hyperactivity and inattention meaning that once you are…
By: Jack Sesslor in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   May 21, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

What Is The Difference Between ADD And Adhd?
If you have a child that has been diagnosed with ADHD and have tried to do any research into the subject. I am quite sure you have felt some confusion when you see the terms ADD and ADHD and probably have found yourself wondering if there is a difference between…
By: Mary Whitfield in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Sep 26, 2012  
2
  Likes: 2

Parenting Adhd – Some Strategies To Help Make Family Life Less Stressful
Look at all these problems of parenting ADHD and you begin to see what an enormous challenge it is! • there are high stress levels and lots of energy is needed. This impacts on relationships with spouses and siblings in the family unit • there is a greater risk of…
By: Robert Locke in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Nov 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Adhd And Diet – Looking At Ways To Make Your Life Easier
A recent report in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, suggests that ADHD and diet may be much more important than was once thought. It also suggests that we can make life easier if we follow a few guiding principles. The ADHD Research Centre in the Netherlands was where this…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Nov 24, 2011  
4
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1386    Report this Article