Items Tagged ‘adulthood’

March 29, 2013

Divided Attention: Kids with ADHD can become adults with ADHD and other problems

By Logan Lafferty

“In the past, we thought that ADHD was a childhood disease, but we conducted this study because it gradually became clear to the pediatricians and family practice doctors at Mayo Clinic that some proportion of children and adolescents with ADHD might carry the characteristics of the disease into adulthood,” explains Dr. Robert Colligan, psychology professor […]

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Tags: ADHD, adulthood, American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago Health, Dr. Robert Colligan, Pediatrics journal

March 5, 2013

Why ADHD is Not Just a Problem for Kids

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 […]

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

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