Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in my opinion, is a neurobiological disability emanating from a chemical imbalance or lack of neurotransmitters. The disorder, which I believe is genetically acquired, affects school-aged population where it distracts attentiveness of the casualty leading to acute distractibility. I often characterize it with the loss of power in concentration especially on boring tasks. While the symptoms of inattention include failure to give attention during a particular activity leading to careless mistakes, inability to follow through instruction resulting to difficulties in an organization of tasks availed, distraction by irrelevant stimuli, and lack of interest in daily activities due to high levels of forgetfulness. I associate hyperactivity to a child fidgeting with hands or squirming in a chair, leaving a seat in the classroom while getting to a place where seating is expected, finding difficulty in engaging in leisure activities, often restless, and acting as if he or she is motor driven. On the other hand, impulsivity, which is the performance of an action without thinking due to impatience, I associate it with interruptions to ongoing activities, inability to manage impulse and frequent mistakes. My observation is that, when a child gives answers to questions before thought, does not wait for his or her turn, and causes interruption to his peers, and then he or she is impulsive.
I chose ADHD because of its prevalence in society. ADHD is a condition that has raised a lot of interest to many individuals in society. ADHD is a chronic disorder that has continued affecting most children around the globe hence attracting a lot of interest from the healthcare experts. The keen interest that is dedicated to ADHD by global bodies such as the World Health Organization motivated me to chose it as it is a global issue. It is a common problem that the entire world is exposed to hence making it easily understandable. I chose ADHD because it is a global problem and not only localized in some areas. I chose it in order to address it as a global problem. I knew that I would get an adequate number of individuals ready to read about the condition and understand its symptoms. This would promote acceptability and reasonable treatment of children affected by the condition. I believe that with the choice of the condition I would be able to sensitize most individuals around the globe on its effects.
Another significant reason why I chose ADHD is the controversy that is associated with its diagnosis and treatment. I discovered that there is an immense level of controversy relating to the diagnosis and treatment of the condition all over the globe. These controversies emanate from teachers, clinicians, policy makers, and parents. Some of these groups assert that stimulants can be used in the treatment of the condition while clinicians point out that its diagnosis and treatment involves extensive research. These contradicting statements attracted me to choosing ADHD as I keenly follow the debate on its diagnosis and treatment. I believe that most other individuals around the globe are interested in knowing the real treatment for the condition.
The existing cultural and societal perspectives relating to the condition led me to choose ADHD. Societal individuals hold different perspectives relating to the condition. I believe that these diverse perspectives emanate from the level of understanding that individuals have towards the condition. Those individuals that have a deeper understanding of the condition assert that it is excessively critical and undesirable. Others hold perspectives that assert that the condition is obvious as it can be diagnosed and effectively treated. I believe that these perspectives paint different images on the nature of the disease in the society.