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But an analysis of data from the first large, population-based study to follow kids through to adulthood shows that the neurobehavioral disorder rarely goes away with age. Indeed, as ADHD patients make the transition to adulthood, the issues they face often multiply: they are more likely to have other psychiatric disorders and even commit suicide, reports a new study published online today in Pediatrics.
Among the adults who’d had ADHD as a child, 57 percent had at least one other psychiatric disorder, compared with 35 percent of the controls. Just under 2 percent percent had died; of the seven deaths, three were suicides. Of the controls, less than 1 percent had died. Of those 37 deaths, five were from suicide. And 2.7 percent were incarcerated at the time of recruitment for the study.
Although other studies have shown that the job performance and relationships of adults can be affected by ADHD, this is the first study that has drawn from a large base of children, representing the entire range of severity of the disorder -- not just those referred to psychiatric centers by the severity of their condition.
Originally posted by amraks
let me get this straight though, I have noticed that around here ADHD seems to be on the increase.
Is it the foods? is it the parents? is it the schools? is it the air?
why the rise?
I guess when parents aren't allowed to control their own children, it becomes worse in society.
Find out why the brain seems to be misfiring, else adapt in another way. Often times when we seem to be at a disadvantage, it also brings advantages. No gift without curse kinda deal.
Originally posted by nomnom
reply to post by kyviecaldges
What percentage of people who have these "symptoms" and get put on legal speed actually get an MRI done?
I'm calling shenanigans.
Originally posted by kyviecaldges
I am not surprised at your belief. It is human nature to want to discredit that which we do not understand.
But what do you say to the many people who receive relief and life improvement from these medications?
Do you deny them access because you simply lack the empathy to truly understand their predicament?