Is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a Real Disorder?

Is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a Real Disorder?

You will be responsible for finding the articles listed (or similar ones) to include in your paper. Please select one of the topics from the book. Include the following in your paper: Brief introduction presenting the controversy; Summary of both positions; Statement of your position on the issue with justification (this means you should build a case and not just state, “This is my position because I think it is best.”) I expect you to put effort into your position; Statement of how your controversy may be applied to a multicultural context; Statement of how your issue applies to the literacies of: critical, civic, science, and values. Simply include a paragraph heading for each of these four literacies; Conclusion statement Issue 13. Is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a Real Disorder? Yes: National Institute of Mental Health, from “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, National Institute of Mental Health (2006). No: Sami Timimi and Nick Radcliffe, from “The Rise and Rise of ADHD”, PCCS Books (2005). The National Institute of Mental Health asserts that ADHD is a real disorder that merits special consideration and treatment. Timimi and Radcliffe insist that ADHD is not a medical disorder as it has no demonstrable biological cause; rather, it is not a disorder at all, but an agenda-driven, socially constructed entity invented by Western society.