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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

The Core Deficits of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Various theories have been proposed to explain the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Theories have ranged from “minimal brain damage,” to problems with attention, to the current view of dysfunction in executive processes and deficits with behavioral inhibition. Incidence rates have been estimated between 3-7%, however research suggests that the incidence rate may be even higher. Those with ADHD are at increased risks for other disorders such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, and severe behavior disorders. In addition, those with ADHD are at an increased risk for accidents, drug abuse, academic failure, and social problems. In order to help those with ADHD, people need to have an understanding of the disorder. This poster session is intended to summarize what is already known about ADHD and examine current research and theories about the core deficits of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Presenter: Margaret Castelli (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 211 Holmes
Time: 1:35 pm (Session III)