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Attention Deficit Hyeractivity Disorder causes

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Attention Deficit Hyeractivity Disorder causes

Postby Prof. Mental Health » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:54 pm

Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental health disease common to both children and adults. This group of individuals are sometimes well-thought out to be nuisance to their family and society at large. However, this misconception is gradually been eroded because people understand the nature of the disorder now than they did before.

The main warning sign of this disorder is that children who are affected find it difficult to handle their school work diligently. Also, adult sufferer are not left behind, they are seen moving from job to job due to the fact that they cannot sustain their attention on a particular job. There is awareness of the disease everywhere in the world today and people now understand that the disorder can be treated though there may be different causes for it.

There are many causes of the mental health problem; however there are also many causes that people held so tightly that are not even correct about the causes of the disorder. Below are the causes of the disease and afterward a look will be taken at other things that do not cause the disorder.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a mental health disorder caused by prenatal, genetic and neurological reasons as revealed by research. This may not be the only cause of the disorder, more research are still going on to discover the main causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Now, it will be good to know what does not cause the disease as propounded by many people around, this will help to broaden the knowledge of people who have sufferers of this disorder as family members and friends.

The first thing that does not cause this disorder is the upbringing of such people when they were young or in their childhood years. This myth is suggested probably because one of the warning signals of the disorder is affiliated with their conducts or deeds, so people feel that this is due to the inability of the parent or family to bring up such children in a proper manner. This is far from the truth because most parents actually do their part in raising children in a good way that is acceptable to the society. Parents of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder patients find it difficult to cope with their behavior even at home not to mention when such children get to school. Learning will be very difficult because they cannot sit still, they are just hyperactive because of the neurological problems.

The second myth that people hold about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder patients is that what they eat contributes to the causes of this disorder. This allegory states that there are some foods that children with this disorder ate when they were small such as baby food. This is because of the presence of sugar in baby foods. It was propounded that children who ate this substance are likely to be reckless and agitated. Clinical research has however, proved that this is not true, there is no link between the eating of sugar and the character or habits of children whether in school or at home.

There also other myths such as hormonal imbalance, vestibular or balance problems and excessive television viewing. All these myths are not clinically proven to be correct. The only correct cause of this disorder is what is been mentioned above which is prenatal, genetic and neurological causes, researches are still working to find more causes of this mental disorder.
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