Student Essays

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Viewing ADHD in Children

During our transition from in person to online classes, we have been discussing concepts around ADHD. The challenges that occur within the literature and diagnosing ADHD whether it is over or misdiagnosing. We learned that ADHD can be viewed as two separate problems: (a) inattention/disorganization and (b) hyperactivity/impulsivity. It is […]

Conduct Disorders

Recently we have been studying childhood conduct disorders. Conduct disorders are extremely important to understand and study because it accounts for the majority of clinical referrals for both children and adolescents. It also accounts for the largest percentage of special education placements in schools. Conduct problems present within four categories: […]

Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Over the past couple of weeks we have been discussing in class about Childhood Anxiety Disorders. This is one of the most common comorbid conditions found in children. It is also the most prevalent form of psychological disorders amongst youth. It can cause significant impairment in multiple areas of a […]

What should we know about ADHD?

Recently, we talked about ADHD in class. It is a common disorder that can affect early childhood. There are three main symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Many people tend to think that ADHD is more common among boys rather than girls. According to the data, boys have higher rates of […]

ADHD: Diagnosis and Views

In class, during this time of transition, we have been talking about ADHD; the issues with diagnosis and the popular, sometimes stigmatized, view of it. We learned the the hallmark symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, although they are not all always seen and can be seen in many different […]

Areas of Difference

Most recently, our class discussed differences between the DSM 4 and DSM 5 in regards to how Pervasive Developmental Disorders are categorized and labeled. Under Pervasive Developmental Disorders in the DSM 4 is Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified). […]