ADHD Persists into Adulthood
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|Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:24pm|
News such as the following is disheartening :(
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.
Read more: http://www.ivillage.com/adhd-can-often-persist-adulthood/4-a-525180
On the other side, I think it stresses how important early intervention is with the disorder. The article does say that the majority that abuse drugs are those that went undiagnosed. As a parent though, still very scary! I guess all we can do is to continue to support our son and help him as he grows into adulthood.
How do you feel about this study? Are you concerned about how your child will adapt as an adult with ADHD?