Dominican University of California
 

Oral Presentations - Guzman 307

Location

Guzman 307

Start Date

4-24-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 1:15 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Martha Nelson

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome that makes it difficult for people to focus, control behavior and regulate activity. Many with ADHD move constantly and are impulsive. They cannot seem to follow directions and are easily bored or frustrated with tasks. Although these behaviors are normally observed in children, they are more severe in those with ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD make it difficult for children to function at school and home. Exposure to toxins, injury to the brain and imbalance of neurotransmitters can affect the development of the brain (LeFever, Arcona & Antonuccio, 2003). The most common way to treat ADHD is through medication. ADHD is a complex disorder that has a number of variations, which is why many adolescents are being misdiagnosed with ADHD. Further research on the actual cause of ADHD still needs to be done in order to justify medications for patients, especially children. Misdiagnosis and treatment of ADHD in an adolescent is harmful and regulations need to be put in place for more specific criteria for diagnosis. Alternative treatment such as games designed for those with ADHD and family education should be recommended because of the potential risks involved in medicating a child.

Audio podcast is an e-learning format that makes it easy and convenient for students to consume the contents of the material. The information will be presented in a podcast recorded on Penguin Radio, which is the official radio station of Dominican University of California in San Rafael. This podcast was put together by a peer group and Communication faculty.

 
Apr 24th, 1:00 PM Apr 24th, 1:15 PM

The Rise of ADHD and Effects of Alternative Treatment in Adolescents

Guzman 307

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome that makes it difficult for people to focus, control behavior and regulate activity. Many with ADHD move constantly and are impulsive. They cannot seem to follow directions and are easily bored or frustrated with tasks. Although these behaviors are normally observed in children, they are more severe in those with ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD make it difficult for children to function at school and home. Exposure to toxins, injury to the brain and imbalance of neurotransmitters can affect the development of the brain (LeFever, Arcona & Antonuccio, 2003). The most common way to treat ADHD is through medication. ADHD is a complex disorder that has a number of variations, which is why many adolescents are being misdiagnosed with ADHD. Further research on the actual cause of ADHD still needs to be done in order to justify medications for patients, especially children. Misdiagnosis and treatment of ADHD in an adolescent is harmful and regulations need to be put in place for more specific criteria for diagnosis. Alternative treatment such as games designed for those with ADHD and family education should be recommended because of the potential risks involved in medicating a child.

Audio podcast is an e-learning format that makes it easy and convenient for students to consume the contents of the material. The information will be presented in a podcast recorded on Penguin Radio, which is the official radio station of Dominican University of California in San Rafael. This podcast was put together by a peer group and Communication faculty.