The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.
Chapter 2.11: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Rather than trying to organize his days on his own, he relies upon assistants to manage his schedule and keep track of his appointments, meetings and deadlines. As a result this highly successful educator is free to influence the lives of hundreds of children each year rather than live frustrated by his ADHD (Kennedy, 2002, p. 150)
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD?
A variety of terms including ADD, ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder are used to describe children who are over active and have difficulties concentrating. ‘Hyperkinetic disorder’ is the World Health Organization term which has been the description of choice in Europe, while the terms ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’ or ADHD and attention deficit disorder or ADD ...