Causing Of Adhd

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Causing Of Adhd

  1. 1. Causing of ADHD by Lucas Millman and Adam Hall
  2. 2. What is ADHD? <ul><ul><li>ADHD stands for A ttention D eficit H yperactivity D isorder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Hyperactivity is defined as &quot;squeamish, inability to follow rules, talks excessively, and has trouble being quiet.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Inattention is characterized by &quot;making careless mistakes, difficulty sustaining attention, distracted by extraneous stimuli, often forgetful of daily activities.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  There is no medical cure for the disorder but various medication strategies are available to treat the symptom </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Phthalates In Toys <ul><ul><li>Phthalates are major chemicals used in manufacturing many plastics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phthalate compounds are used in products ranging from toys, cleaning materials, plastics, personal care items, and other materials.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Recent studies suggest Phthalates are dangerous to children who have contact with the material </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Research in Phthalates & ADHD <ul><ul><li>Phthalates involved with plastic manufacturing have been recently linked to ADHD symptoms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These findings were published by Korean scientists alarming public health advocates phthalates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Their study measured urine phthalate concentrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their study also tested children who were evaluated for symptoms of ADHD using teacher-reported instruments and computerized tests that measured attention and impulsive behavior and test scores </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Acknowledgements <ul><ul><li>      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091119101042.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&   utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29&utm_content=Netvibes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention-deficit_hyperactivity_disorder    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR, Frances, Allen, et al. APA ,2000 pg.90-93 </li></ul></ul>

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