Adhd: Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Network Adult Adhd Essay

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In Chapter 16 of the course’s book, the topic of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is introduced.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder characterized by uninhibited responses, a lack of sustained attention, and hyperactivity. In the course we are learning about how ADHD is most commonly shown in early childhood. I, personally, was diagnosed with ADHD in college and was interested as to if it was something that I was misdiagnosed with all of my life or if it had a late onset. An article from BMC Psychiatry, by Sandra Kooij et al., entitled “European consensus statement on diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD: The European Network Adult ADHD” addresses this topic. ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders in youth that carries through onto adulthood, sometimes even a life long issue. The European Network Adult ADHD was looking to increase the knowledge and awareness of this issue among adults. Their research shows that two-thirds of children with ADHD continue to have worsening or continuous levels of ADHD symptoms in adulthood. They also believe that the statistics could be higher in people with other disorders that have multiple disorders or were misdiagnosed. These other issues could be personality disorders or addictions. The article further discusses the next issue, as to how to properly diagnose ADHD. This article recommends the usage of the DSM-IV criteria to be used when diagnosing someone. This criteria state that six of