Psychological Disorder Analysis Essay

737 Words Sep 15th, 2013 3 Pages
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common childhood behavior disorder. It is commonly known as ADHD. Even though Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is common for children, adults can have it. This disorder can cause problems in a person’s home life, work or even school. Maria is a 42 year old Hispanic female that is complaining of lack of sleep, inability to concentrate and feeling jumping. By her appearance you can tell she takes care of herself. You could tell she was tired by the look in her eyes.
When did you first experience these problems?
I did have some trouble concentrating as a child but wasn’t a problem until recently.
When you were growing up did you have problems concentrating in school?
I did have
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She is experiencing inattention, employment problems, anxiety and low frustration tolerance. Maria is able to focus on things she is interested in, but cannot focus on most things. She has trouble focusing on tasks at work, no matter the size. She also has trouble sitting in her seat at work for a long time. Maria also mentioned that her father had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a child.
“ADHD has a variety of causes and provides a fascinating example of the interaction of biological, cultural, and psychological factors” (University of Phoenix, 2007). The biological model helps to explain how genetics can play a role in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Brain abnormalities can be an outcome of genetic inheritance. According to University of Phoenix Models of Abnormality (n.d.), The body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, each chromosome in a pair is inherited from the parents. Our genes can help determine our eye color, height or chances of getting diseases. Researchers believe that psychological disorders are related to problems in the transmission of signals from neuron to neuron (Edgar, 2011).
There are biological treatments such as psychotropic medications, electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery. Psychotropic medications affect emotions and can be very effective for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Edgar (2011), "Stimulants such as Adderall, Concerta, Focalin, Vyvanse, and Ritalin

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