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post #1 of 20
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Hey guys. I need to find a couple of articles for some homework in my child pathology class. The problem is, I'm having a hard time finding any articles that fit the criteria that I can have for FREE. So, I know this is a long shot, but I was just hoping that just in case you know of any articles that would fit the right description and was, of course, free if you could just let me know and post where to get it here. I would REALLY appreciate it because I'm starting to get frustrated.

Here's the descriptions:

"Find newspaper/magazine article (print or online) describing a child with ADHD."

and

"Find newspaper/magazine article (print or online) identifying a child with oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder."

The reason it's tougher than it should be is because it needs to be some article about a kid or multiple kids, not just a page discussing what ADHD is or how to cope with a kid with ADHD. You know what I'm saying? Anyway, like I said, I know this is a long shot but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

Thanks for reading guys!!

edit: I also wouldn't be fretting about it so much if he had given us a week or even half a week to find it! Unfortunately though I have a few hours after I get back from class tonight, some time in the morning tomorrow, and they they're due with an outline of the symptoms on Thursday morning.
post #2 of 20
This might be a stretch, but here's one from Psychology Today:

Household Havoc: How One Mother Copes with a Son with ADHD and ODD.
post #3 of 20
Probably you already tried this, but just Google "ADHD" and "ODD" or "conduct disorder" with qualifiers for newspaper article or magazine article. Sometimes that will help(I'm a psych major in my last semester). Also, you probably have access to some kind of database, so try Academic Search Premier or something like it if you can...
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
Hey guys. I need to find a couple of articles for some homework in my child pathology class.
Child patology uh?....If you present the case of "Wyan" in your class??? Surely you optain an A .................. It´s a BAD CHILD!!!.....


I Hope when Mr Community Leader read this, I´m off here!
post #5 of 20
Hey Kat - if you go into the NIH (National Institute of Health) website you'll find a myriad of academic papers and articles from leading journal publications and their own well-funded research projects. Also, the old-fashioned way is to simply go to your pubic library in Orlando. They must have lots and lots of academic journals and magazines you can just copy for barely any cost at all. I know people love to sit home and surf the net for their needs but sometimes the library just can't be beat. Best of luck!!
post #6 of 20
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Thanks guys. I'll give all of those things a try. I was just frustrated because this is the WORST psych professor I have had in my 4 years at UCF and the only reason he assigned these two things was because "I said I was going to assign you 5 assignments, but I only got around to 2, so I'm goingto give you 2 more today and they're due Thursday." This guy came 45 minutes LATE to HIS test two weeks ago and made us sit there and wait for him. We eventually all got up and left because the class is only an hour and 15 minutes long so once he had gotten there we only would have had 20-30 min to take it, which is unfair. He's lost multiple tests from our first test and apparently last semester when he taught Interviewing and Counseling he FAILED a couple of girls because HE lost THEIR final! ARG. He's frustrating. But, thanks again for the input. I'll see what I can find.
post #7 of 20
Wow... that does sound like a tough one - I'm not much help here... but so you know, my son was nearly misdiagnosed as ADHD - and it was all down to an allergy to food additives. Doctors seem to be all too eager to pin a label on you and it makes you wonder how many kids have actually been misdiagnosed and are really only going crazy on a substance in their diet.

Good luck on your research
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
Wow... that does sound like a tough one - I'm not much help here... but so you know, my son was nearly misdiagnosed as ADHD - and it was all down to an allergy to food additives. Doctors seem to be all too eager to pin a label on you and it makes you wonder how many kids have actually been misdiagnosed and are really only going crazy on a substance in their diet.

Good luck on your research
Oh yes misdiagnosal is a big issue with ADHD. Part of the problem is that insurance companies aren't willing to pay for enough counseling and so psychologists are forced to refer people to a psychiatrist for possible medication if their symptoms are similar to ADHD. Also I've heard of some parents coming in and just plain ASKING for Ritalin, which is interesting to me. One would HOPE that they wouldn't actually give it to them so quickly but I'm sure there are some who do. There's definitely controversy over ADHD though!

Thanks for the well wishes! I just have a lot of other things to get done and was frustrated at this particular prof. already so it makes these assignments all the more annoying!!!
post #9 of 20
Katherine a girl i work with has a 13 year old son who has ADHD.

From the age of 3 years old she begged the doctors to listen to her because she knew herself that there was something wrong with him, but they shrugged her off everytime.

It was as he got older that he got into more problems with school that they eventually listened to her and now he has to see a Psychologist on a regular basis along with having to be on medication to calm him down while he's at school.

Even he said himself by 3.p.m. he can feel a change in his attitude towards people

If you need to know anything in particular about the condition just let me know because Andrea will be only to willing to help out, because she took on a psychology course to understand the condition better herself.
post #10 of 20
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Wow Susan! Thanks for that input! How very sad for that boy to have to experience that. I can only imagine how difficult it must be. Unfortunately I can only use an article from a newspaper or magazine for this particular assignment, though I really wish I could just talk to your friend. I have loved so many of my psychology courses as an undergrad, but this particular professor has made me loath having to go to child pathology. That's great that your friend took the initiative to enroll in a psych course! She sounds quite proactive!!

Thanks again for the help!!!
post #11 of 20
Katherine, have you tried looking in any education magazines or publications? I bet they may have helpful articles. I can't locate anything specific. That's the only idea I have for now. good luck. Sounds like that professor needs a new job...
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by berylayn
Katherine, have you tried looking in any education magazines or publications? I bet they may have helpful articles. I can't locate anything specific. That's the only idea I have for now. good luck. Sounds like that professor needs a new job...
Thanks Beryl! IMO, he needs to just stick to counseling children and not screwing up a bunch of college kids in their last semesters of undergrad!!
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by valanhb
This might be a stretch, but here's one from Psychology Today:

Household Havoc: How One Mother Copes with a Son with ADHD and ODD.
Oh my goodness I just checked out that article and I can't TELL you how much I appreciate you posting it for me! That is SO helpful! Unfortunately I have to have a separate article for ADHD AND ODD since they are separate assignments but that is just a perfect article!! This way I can go looking for another article and depending on which one I find first (and ADHD or an ODD one) I can use the one you provided for the other (hope that makes sense in my confusing description there)! But anyway, thank you SO much! What a great help you are!!!
post #14 of 20
my bf belives he has it so he is seeing a psychologist
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
Oh my goodness I just checked out that article and I can't TELL you how much I appreciate you posting it for me! That is SO helpful! Unfortunately I have to have a separate article for ADHD AND ODD since they are separate assignments but that is just a perfect article!! This way I can go looking for another article and depending on which one I find first (and ADHD or an ODD one) I can use the one you provided for the other (hope that makes sense in my confusing description there)! But anyway, thank you SO much! What a great help you are!!!
I'm glad that worked for you!
post #16 of 20
Claims that a child has ADD and ADHD occurs SO often, that it's becoming ridiculous. I've had taught more than 50 kids who we were told had one or the other of the conditions and I can tell you that at least 90% of them didn't have it. What they had were parents who didn't know how to discipline properly or didn't do it at all....then all of a sudden, the kid is 8 and not listening and the parents call it ADD. It's terrible, because the kids that DON'T have it aren't getting what they need to learn proper socialization behaviour. It's even worse for the few that actually have it, because the focus on the disease is not where it should be, so the public doesn't really understand what it means to have ADD or ADHD.

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Originally Posted by fwan
my bf belives he has it so he is seeing a psychologist
I hope it doesn't turn out that he has it. One way to evaluate whether his behaviour might actually be ADD or ADHD is to ask one question: Can he ever turn it off? What I mean by this is, is he able to behave normally when he wants to (ie can he see movies at the theatre, can he finish tasks, can he complete ANY activity, including sitting down and eating dinner, without getting distracted and moving on to some other activity....then another.....then another?). If the answer is yes, ADD or ADHD isn't likely at all. If it's a no, then it's possible that he has it.
post #17 of 20
I've had ADD since I was 5 or 6. Maybe I can help you? If you would like just send me an email about anything you want to know. Hope I can be of some assistance.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by xinkforbloodx
I've had ADD since I was 5 or 6. Maybe I can help you? If you would like just send me an email about anything you want to know. Hope I can be of some assistance.
Thank you so much for the offer, that is really so very nice of you! I've pretty much got what I need now though. But, thank you again, I really can't tell you how much I appreciate you just being willing to help!!
post #19 of 20
thank you so much. i love nice people
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Leli


One way to evaluate whether his behaviour might actually be ADD or ADHD is to ask one question: Can he ever turn it off? What I mean by this is, is he able to behave normally when he wants to (ie can he see movies at the theatre, can he finish tasks, can he complete ANY activity, including sitting down and eating dinner, without getting distracted and moving on to some other activity....then another.....then another?). If the answer is yes, ADD or ADHD isn't likely at all. If it's a no, then it's possible that he has it.
I have been diagnosed with ADD, as well as 2 of my 4 children. I am also a nurse at an outpatient psych clinic. Your diagnostic question is not totally accurate. If someone can "turn off" ADD when they want to, they are not ADD. However, often a person with ADD not only has poor focus at some times, they may overfocus at other times.

For example, my son can focus on video games. But there is a lot going on during video games-visually and sound. But at school, he not only forgets homework assignments, he forgets to bring home notes about field trips, or forgets to tell me someone invited him over. Or the classic, he will do the homework, then forget to turn it in!

Also, although I agree that poor parenting makes unruly children, I also know that an ADD parent can look like a poor parent when they are doing the best they can. Our home functions much better since we are getting treatment!
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