Thursday, August 16, 2012

Childhood Diagnosis Of ADHD Linked To More Psychological Problems Later In Life

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are significantly more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults than girls who do not have ADHD, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Young women diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as girls, particularly the type with early signs of impulsivity, were three to four times more likely to attempt suicide and two to three times more likely to report injuring themselves than comparable young women in a control group, according to the findings, published online in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 


Childhood Diagnosis Of ADHD Linked To More Psychological Problems Later In Life

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