As of today, there are many social and health problems in Kuwait. Even though, it is a country that is financially and economically stable, there are several problems. If you ask a random person about the problems in Kuwait, he/she would probably not know.
ADD or Attention Deflect Disorder is the problem of being overly hyper and not being able to focus for a long period of time (ATTENTION Deflect Disorder, ADAM). People with ADD usually day dream too much and act impulsively. They also fidget a lot, and that helps them think ( ADD, Melinda Smith). An adult or child with ADD constantly faces challenges in everyday life:
i) Really poor time management skills, which affects their ...view middle of the document...
Talking and making friends does not really help because they’re uninterested in casual conversations. A person with ADD zones out very often, and escapes to their imagination because their imagination is a form of self-expression. People automatically imagine (day dream) when they zone out. Anyway, their impulsiveness comes from self-expression. They feel obligated to answer every question and comment on everything. They even act impulsively when they’re hyperactive. The hyperactivity in ADD does not only present its self in action, it is mostly present in the brain. A person with ADD has a very hyperactive brain, which again explains why the thought chains come to exist. This also makes it hard for a child to follow instructions, and that greatly affects their school work.
vi) High stress levels. All of the challenges merge together and end up affecting the patient with high stress levels. ADD in a way is a cycle. High stress>too much thought> impulsivity > disorganization > worrying> high stress > depression.
The symptoms of ADD are very similar to the challenges that they face. In fact, their challenges are their symptoms. What happens over time is that one symptom leads to another, and another.
ADD usually appears between a person’s early childhood and early teenage years ( Kuwait’s Attitude, Garcia, Ben).Because of all of these challenges, the patient could develop other problems and addictions such as (Adult ADD, Katelyn, and Nadeau):
a) Substance abuse
c) Child abuse
d) Family conflicts
h) Eating disorders
i) Poor driving skills
j) Other psychiatric conditions
k) Sleeping disorders
l) Learning disabilities
Overall, ADD is a serious problem, and can greatly affect a person’s life and future if not treated properly. So far, no cure has been found for ADD, but therapy works in many cases. Kuwait’s attention towards ADD is accelerating as time goes by. According to Dr.Susannah J. Schulenburg, who works at soor-center Kuwait, ‘’ The attitude of Kuwait towards how they respond to ADD drastically changed in the last five years.’’ This quote, coming from a professional supervising psychologist who through...