A Book Report On The Book:
Driven To Distraction
A Child Development Project
By: Patricia Archibeque
Due: March 1, 2002
I will be discussing in this paper about children and adults
who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder or as we know it ADD.
I picked this topic because I have a nephew who was diagnosed
with ADD. So what exactly is Attention Deficit Disorder and what
is it caused from? I will explain that within the paper.
By writing this paper on this disorder it made me
understand my nephew better, on why he is the way he is. Most
people including myself think they are acting that way just to get
attention. I did not realize until I was reading these books on the
subject that it is a serious disorder, that they have no control
over there behavior.
I hope you enjoy reading this paper as much as I enjoyed
Attention Deficit Disorder
What exactly is Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD?
According to the book Driven to Distraction ADD is ia
neurological syndrome whose classic triad of symptoms
includes impulsivity, distractibility, and hyperactivity, or excess
energy”. Most of the difficulties happen when situations arise
that are impulsive or they involve social interactions, or there is
high activity levels. Approximately 15 million Americans have
Add today, however most of them do not know they have ADD.
Most think they are just active. Also between ii2 and 9.5 of all
school age children worldwide suffer from ADD according to
research done by Scientific America”. iii ADD occurs in both
children and adults, it affects all ethnic groups, and economic
status. Approximately only 1/3 of ADD