Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Date Information

2018

Department

School of Nursing

First Advisor

Charlene Campbell

Keywords

ADHD, treatment

Abstract

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects many children and adolescents in the United States. ADHD is associated with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that usually starts during childhood and can last throughout life. The objective was to compile and synthesize the data on the many treatments available and gain insight from the results. This review of the literature examines research studies pertaining to the different therapies and the effects on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with a focus on children and adolescents. It is the hope that in looking at a broad range of therapies we can work towards a future goal of better individualized treatment outcomes without a major reliance on pharmaceuticals.

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Nursing Commons

COinS