Why ADHD is Not Just a Problem for Kids

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by Logan Lafferty

In the largest study of its kind, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic found that close to a third of children with ADHD — 29.3% — still have the disorder as adults, along with an increased rate of other psychiatric problems. “We have trivialized this condition,” says lead author Dr. William Barbaresi. “We need to recognize that this is a chronic health problem that often persists into adulthood.”

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TIME by Bonnie Rochman

Tags: ADHD, adulthood, Boston Children's Hospital, chronic health problem, Dr. William Barbaresi, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, TIME

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