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In the United States have ADD symptoms B. Significance statement: Almost everyone has met someone that has been diagnosed with ADD C. Credibility Statement: I have done extensive research on this topic D. Thesis Statement: The amount of people diagnosed with ADD is growing every year E. Preview Statement: I will talk about the symptoms of ADD, the diagnosing of ADD and its treatment.

II. Body A. The Symptoms of ADD 1 . Not being able to focus (inattentiveness) a. Careless mistakes in work b. Difficulty keeping attention during tasks c. Doesn’t seem to listen when spoken to directly 2. Being extremely active (hyperactivity) a. Cannot stay still b. Talks excessively Has problems working quietly c. 3. Not being able to control behavior (Impulsively) a. Blurts out answers before question has been finished b. Difficulty awaiting turn c.

Interrupts or intrudes on others Transition: Just because someone shows the symptoms of ADD doesn’t mean that they actually have it) 8. Diagnosing ADD 1. Factors a. Have several symptoms In at least two settings b. Symptoms are not better explained by another cause c. Have symptoms that clearly Interfere with quality of social, academic or occupational functioning 2. What a healthcare professional may do a. Ask if your family has a history of ADD b.

Ask if you have a history of other mental-health problems (to rule out other Seibel causes) c. Ask your family about your symptoms d. Perform a physical exam and ask about your general health status (Transition: now that we have established how to diagnose ADD let’s talk about how it is treated) C. Treating ADD 1. In the U. S. A. Psychotherapy I. Behavioral therapy n. Social skills training b. Medications l. Methamphetamine (Adrenal) short acting drug that I taken multiple times a day II. Amphetamines (Rattail) taken once a day a. Is considered a medical condition with psychosocial and situational causes b. Doctors look at the underlying issues that are causing the child distress in the social context Ill. Conclusion: A. Summary Statement: Today we have discussed the symptoms, diagnosing and treatment of ADD B. Restate Thesis: The amount of people diagnosed with ADD is growing every year C. Lasting Impression: now that you know more about ADD you can better recognize the difference between someone with ADD and someone that just has to much energy.