TY - CHAP A1 - Zaytoon Amod A2 - Adri Vorster A3 - Kim Lazarus ED1 - Somnath Banerjee Y1 - 2013-06-27 PY - 2013 T1 - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a Barrier to Learning and Development within the South African Context: The Perspective of Teachers N2 - ADHD in children and adolescents is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which is recognized by the clinicians all over the world. ADHD is a clinical diagnosis based on reliable history, reports from home and school and a physical examination to rule out any other underlying medical conditions. ADHD can cause low self-esteem in the child and impair quality of life for the child and the family. It is known that ADHD is a chronic illness and that clinicians needed to use chronic illness principles in treating it. The last 10 years have seen an increase in the number of medications that have been approved for the treatment of ADHD. This book has tried to address some of the issues in ADHD. BT - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/53784 DO - 10.5772/53784 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-21 ER -