Rhetorical Analysis of the Cdc

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the CDC’s Website on ADHD The purpose of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to protect the health of America and to “promote the quality of life through the prevention and control of the disease, injury, and disability (CDC, 2013).” The CDC has a concern about a growing disease that is normally found in children to young adults called Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD. This Rhetorical Analysis will be focused on ADHD. The CDC’s Website is trying to inform current or future patients, parents and care givers, and teachers on how to handle this illness. The CDC offers patients many different ways to find out information that is current about ADHD. As a patient or a future patient, the CDC informs the reader that the way how doctors accurately diagnosis patients by using the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth edition (DSM-5) (CDC, 2013). The website also provides a checklist to answer if the patient believes that he/she has the symptoms of ADHD that could be filled out prior to the patient seeing the doctor to help the physician diagnosis the patient. The CDC informs the patient on possible treatments that the patient would undergo to try to better control the illness of ADHD such as medication treatments and behavioral therapy. As a patient, the CDC tries to make the patient not feel alone by providing stories from other people. Besides just stories from other people, the CDC also includes links to other websites that can help the patient find more information than the CDC could provide like the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) (CDC, 2013). The CDC wants to provide as much information about ADHD to the patient as the corporation can. The CDC does not only offer information to the patient, but also to the parent…...

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