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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder;


The last ten years have brought major advances in the fields of medicine and technology, advances that have illuminated many of the dark comers of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This article seeks to pull together those illuminating advances, condensing the voluminous information available into comprehensive, but readable, pages. The causes of the disorder are discussed from both the scientific and psychological/social perspectives. The controversy resulting from medicating so many, so young is an integral part of this country's interest in ADHD, due largely to coverage by the popular media.

Research concerning successful treatment strategies is also discussed. Medication, behavior modification, and classroom accommodation are the most widespread strategies. Beyond these are the less well known treatments of relaxation therapy, neurofeedback, and others. The overriding motivation behind this article is the knowledge gained both by this author and the reader. Knowledge brings understanding which brightens the world of ADHD people and all the people that surround them.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas


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