Attention Deficit Hyperactivity has become a serious disorder in this country, and the medication used to treat this disorder has also become a problem. These tribulations include, over medication, under medicating, wrong medication, and misdiagnosis. There have been numerous studies done on each of these topics. The three reviews of journal articles, in this paper will be focusing on misdiagnosis, selective attention disorders, test and medications, and stimulants used, mainly Ritalin.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
â€œEffects of methylphenidate (Ritalin) on auditory performance in children with attention and auditory processing disordersâ€
There are three terms in this journal that must first be defined, CAPD â€“ central auditory processing disorder, ADHD- attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and ACPT- auditory continuous performance test. Each child in this study displayed both ADHD and CAPD symptoms. Those with ADHD may have problems such as following directions, behave as though they have a hearing loss, frequently say â€˜whatâ€™ or â€˜huhâ€™, and also may be displaying difficulty listening selectively in background noises. Causation of this may not be related to ADHD but