Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Difficulties In The Classroom

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), formerly known as ADD/ADHD, can be characterized as Inattentive Type, Hyperactive/Impulsive Type, or Combined Type (both).  Inattentive Type (formerly ADD), can affect a child by causing difficulty with staying organized, listening and/or concentrating for even short periods of time, and often leads to forgetting to do things such as chores and homework.  Children who are inattentive are often seen as daydreamers.  A child who is hyperactive often has trouble sitting still and remaining quiet, often causing disruption in the classroom.  They may seem fidgety or always on the go.  Impulsivity causes issues with
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TEST ANXIETY

It is normal to have some amount of anxiety in preparation for a test.  Different people have different levels of anxiety in this regard.  Some people have good coping strategies for their anxiety and don’t find test anxiety to be a significant problem.  In fact, an optimal amount of anxiety can actually give a revved up feeling that can enhance performance.  Other people have degrees of test anxiety that can interfere with their performance.  It may be hard for someone who does not experience test anxiety to understand just how incapacitating it can be. Consider the following situation:                 You’ve
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Personality and Panic Attacks

                         Although panic disorder strikes people from wide and varied backgrounds, most sufferers have some personality and emotional characteristics in common.  People who eventually develop panic disorder very often have an overriding tenacity to “get the job done.” They put their personal concerns and needs side, sacrificing themselves for what is perceived to be the greater good. In time, this ongoing sacrifice takes its toll resulting for some in the mind and body imbalance of panic disorder. Panic sufferers often report that panic seems to come out of nowhere – one
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