ther cognitive disorder is the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; it is characterized by hyperactivity among affected individuals and problems associated with attention as well as impulsive behaviors (Dodson 2005). This discussion will describe the reasons why Opposition Defiant Disorder has been decreasing while ADHD has been increasing over time. Moreover it will elaborate the reasons why elderly populations are usually inappropriately medicated and provide recommendations.
The occurrence of Oppositional Defiant Disorder among children has been decreasing over-time. This has been attributed to various issues; to begin with research has indicated increased awareness among parents in regard to childhood mental disorders hence facilitating early diagnosis and treatment (Schubiner 2006).
Medical research has also provided pertinent ways of treating and managing Oppositional Defiant Disorders among children. Some of these modes of treatment entail the application of cognitive counseling for instance: The Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that basically involves appreciation and provision of rewards for kids when they exhibit positive behavior. Another method of treatment that has been offered by medical psychology is the use of medication: This is usually recommended for persons who are suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorders, coupled with other cognitive disorders such as ADHD (http://www.whatisoppositionaldisorder.com n.d).
On the other hand cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders have been increasing in the current generation. According to a research performed by the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, cases of ADHD have been increasing overtime in the global dimension. In the United States, these cases have increased by 11% over a period of ten years. This has been attributed to a number of issues, specifically: Lack of exercise among kids reducing their chances of releasing extra energy