Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Information Need Exercise

For my topic on ADHD, I think I need to become more familiarized with the disorder itself. I've only learned about it through people that are diagnosed with it. In order to introduce myself to the topic, I think that I would need to surf the web, read some scholarly journals or articles, and conduct interviews with subject-matter experts. Once I understand mroe about the topic I would search for specific sources that describe or explain the possible causes of ADHD. I don't think the topic is too broad, but it may be too narrow. I will include treatment options if necessary.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What are the Causes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD)?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological disorder affecting about 5% of the population. It is characterized by multiple symptoms including the recurrence of hyperactivity and impaired concentration. ADHD is usually diagnosed during childhood but is considered to be a chronic condition with no cure.

My goal this semester is to learn about lib science while researching this disorder. I am specifically interested in the cause(s) of ADHD because it is often debated. Some argue genetics; others contend that the disorder is acquired after conception. Most agree that though there is no cure, affective treatments are available, including medication and counseling.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Hello everyone. My name is Bo Hu and I go by Mason. I am a senior majoring in econ from Roanoke Rapids, NC