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March 4th, 2013
07:39 AM ET

ADHD may continue in adulthood, lead to another psychiatric disorder – Elizabeth Cohen reports

A new study finds nearly 30% of people diagnosed with ADHD as children continue to have it well into their late twenties. Of that number, more than half (57%) had another psychiatric disorder. Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth has more on the finding.

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  1. Casie Sivie

    Academic difficulties are also frequent. The symptoms are especially difficult to define because it is hard to draw a line at where normal levels of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity end and clinically significant levels requiring intervention begin. To be diagnosed with ADHD, symptoms must be observed in two different settings for six months or more and to a degree that is greater than other children of the same age.

    June 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Reply

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