ERIC Number: EJ909801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders among Students in Christian Colleges and Universities
Johnson, Jacob J.
Christian Higher Education, v10 n1 p57-70 2011
This article explores current research, diagnosis, and common problems of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among Christian college and university students. For years, ADHD was believed to dissipate as children mature, but current research contradicts that belief. Proctor (2009) and others detail the continuance of ADHD into adulthood and the increase of first-time diagnoses among young adults. This article includes common symptoms, current clinical definitions, probable causes, and the recent backlash in the worldwide medical community. A theological reflection on students with ADHD and other disabilities is offered. A personal reflection is also provided along with suggestions for assisting students with ADHD.
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Identification, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Christianity, College Students, Developmental Stages, Young Adults, Clinical Diagnosis, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Definitions, Religious Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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