Decision making for teens with ADHDReview of literatureAttention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has impulsivityas of its symptoms. Impulsivity means the person with ADHD tends to act withoutcareful thought and visualize the consequences of his actions.(Yates, 2017).As affirmed by The National Institute of Health, impulsivitycauses a person to make an impetuous decision with no forethought of theconsequences that leads him make crucial decisions without consideration of thelong term consequences.In study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging(fMRI)machine, the brain scans report that the medial prefrontal cortex of the personwith ADHD is not the same with the person who does not have ADHD. The learningappear in less than half a second that hinders the capability of the personwith ADHD to process his/her decision and makes the wrong choices.
(Olson,2014)Teens with ADHD regarded have an impulsive behaviour. Itleads them to engage in risky behaviour. The researcher found that teens withADHD is more probably using alcohol and drugs because of lack of decisionmaking skills.
(Patino,2014) Teens with ADHD are also has a problem dealing withtraffic laws. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry conforms thatteens with ADHD have increase estimation of car accidents and speed tickets. Itmight be their poor decision and lack of impulse control. Teens with ADHD arealso known has difficulty to be successful in school, it might be theinterruption in the class such as often talk excessively, can’t remainedunseated and runs in inappropriatesituation. Last, sexual impulsivity, studies have found the higher rate ofaccidental pregnancy and sexual activity at the earlier age of teens with ofADHD.(Bilkey, 2013)Although the lack of ability to make a good decision. Teenswith ADHD are still capable to learn and make favourable decisions ifappropriate medications and strategies are applied.(Butler, 2017)