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Increasing Education of ADHD Therapies for Pediatric Nurses
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Education of ADHD Therapies for Pediatric Nurses Name: Institution: Attention-deficit disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition that makes it difficult to focus on everyday requests and routines (American Psychological Association 2013). Individuals suffering from ADHD have a difficult time organizing, focusing, reasoning and coming up with pragmatic plans.
The treatment methods largely adopted are based on medication which has been found to have mild to extreme effects on the users. These side effects have endangered the life of the users even though they have had a somewhat commendable effect on the individual in regard to the condition. Personally, I have had a chance of attending to an ADHD patient, a 12 year old child who had been placed with me for adoption. The child was diagnosed with ADHD four years ago and has since been on medication and no other complimentary interventions have been initiated to treat the disorder. Being in this situation has prompted me to delve deeper into finding an alternate solution in the treatment of ADHD. Through sufficient and quality research a workable and efficient means of treating ADHD can be arrived at, one that has minimal effect on the individual. In a bid to accomplish this task, this paper will start with an in depth review of ADHD including existent statistics, medication, effects of medication, non-medication therapies and their effectiveness in treating ADHD. ...
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