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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Tomoe Kanaya

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is mental disorder commonly characterized by inability to paying attention, as well as excessive activity and/or inability to control ones behavior. As such ADHD can often have a negative impact on the lives of those affected especially young children. Not only that but ADHD is misunderstood and stigmatized in several cultures and demographics. While various management strategies exist with the most common being medication and behavior therapy. This literature review looks to compare treatments received by patients in various parts of the world as well as the perceptions toward ADHD and the management process across cultures and socio-economic groups. This could give us a better understanding of why certain people chose one treatment option over another and could also help us gain a better understanding of various stigmas and false beliefs individuals may have regarding ADHD management.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.