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ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood

(3/4/2013)

ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood
HealthDay News
March 4, 2013

Children with ADHD often grow up to be adults with ADHD, a new study suggests.  Researchers found that of the 232 young adults in the study who had childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, 29 percent still had it at an average age of 27. What's more, 57 percent had at least one other mental health issue, such as alcohol abuse, depression or chronic anxiety.  "This shows us [ADHD] is a serious, chronic condition that's not being adequately addressed," said lead researcher Dr. William Barbaresi, who directs the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children's Hospital.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=674039


Keywords: ADHD, adulthood, children, study



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