ADHD linked to psychiatric disorders - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

ADHD linked to psychiatric disorders

If you were diagnosed with ADHD as a child, there's a one in three chance you still have the disorder.

But that's not the only concern. At Boston children's hospital, researchers studied more than 2 hundred people who were diagnosed with ADHD as kids. They found 29 percent still met the criteria as adults, but, over half showed signs of other psychiatric disorders. The suicide rate was also higher among those who had been childhood ADHD patients.

Researchers say this is not to alarm families, but to make them aware that doctors should know about that childhood diagnosis, since it could have lifelong implications.

 

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