Common Treatments of Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known and much debated neurological disorder. The core symptoms consist of a lacking ability to maintain focus, hyperactivity and a motoric restlessness. It is a neurological disorder, with its causes under much debate, although this essay identifies some important brain areas and transmitter systems. The aim of this essay is to give an overview of the available treatments for children with ADHD in the form of the two largest groups of treatments; pharmacological treatments and psychosocial treatments. The conclusion found is that pharmacological treatments are more effective at reducing the core symptoms of ADHD, while psychosocial treatments are more effective at improving the development of social functioning, suggesting a combination to be the superior choice.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 53 p.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Methylphenidate, Amphetamine, Psychosocial treatments
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6107OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6107DiVA: diva2:538730
Subject / course
Consciousness Studies - Philosophy and Neuropsychology