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Tommy is in his room reading his homework and trying hard to pay attention His mom Janet has walked by three times in the last fifteen minutes each time catching him not doing his work but staring into space or playing his video games Shes been aware of his short attention span since he was in kindergarten but she always figured it was a typical problem for kids his age But now hes in third grade and the problem hasnt gone away His teachers have started calling Janet and complaining about his hyperactivity during their lessons He refuses to raise his hand and has problems sitting still for longer than five minutes Mrs Hopewell told Janet one Monday night Janet is worried that Tommy may have Attention Deficit Disorder ADD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD but she is reluctant to have him put on drugs for it Tommys situation isnt abnormal In fact eight percent of children in North America have been diagnosed with ADD and are prescribed drugs In Canada the number of children diagnosed between 1991 and 1997 increased from 205000 to 561000 Donnely 1 It is believed by scientists that ADHD occurs when receptors in the brain do not react to the brains natural chemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine These receptors are engaged in focusing concentration and controlling impulsiveness Brink 3 ADHD started being recognized as a problem in the 1950s In 1968 the disorder was called Hyperkinetic Reaction of Childhood Disorder with symptoms such as short attention span and over activity In 1980 the name was being called Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity Yet again the name was changed in 1987 to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Finally in 1994 ADHD was introduced having three subtypes Inattentive HyperactiveImpulsive and Combined Type Dalsgaard et al1 There are still debates on whether or not ADD and ADHD are two separate disorders or if one is a subtype of the
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