Reuters Health - Childhood ADHD May Lead to Troubles Later On: Study - Andrew M. Seaman
Nearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still have the condition in adulthood, according to a new study in Pediatrics online. They study also found they're more likely to develop other mental disorders and to commit suicide. "The finding about suicide is new. It was suggested in another one of these longitudinal studies, but in this study the sample size was large enough for it to be significant," said Dr. Mary Solanto, director of the ADHD Center at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Solanto, who was not involved in the new research, said many of the study's other findings have been seen in previous studies. "What's new is that this is larger and the subjects were drawn from the general population," she added.
-Dr. Mary Solanto, Director, ADHD Center, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai