Negative Effects of Not Treating ADHD
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|Fri, 11-16-2012 - 2:27pm|
Good Morning America reported on a study of men who discontinued treatment for ADHD when they were younger:
The men with ADHD were seven times more likely to drop out of school, and made on average $40,000 less per year than their non-ADHD counterparts. They were more than twice as likely to be divorced. Some 16 percent of the men with ADHD also had a form of personality disorder compared with none in the non-ADHD group. And 36 percent of the men with ADHD had gone to prison at least once, compared with only 11 percent in the non-ADHD group.
You can read the full article here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/boys-suffer-negative-effects-adhd-left-untreated/story?id=17483707#.UKaNIuRZWjQ
I found that the featured video was also informative. I think the study shows the risks both mentally and socially of not treating ADHD, and one of the reasons that we started meds for our son. Do the findings seem accurate to you, do you have these same concerns about your child?