Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Many ADHD Teens Carry Problems Into Adulthood

Many ADHD Teens Carry Problems Into Adulthood

The group Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) has recently concluded, after a long-term study, that adolescents who have been diagnosed with ADHD are likely to carry their symptoms into adulthood. Researchers tracked teenagers with ADHD for over 20 years in an attempt to determine how ADHD affects mental and physical health, ability to hold down a job and compete in the workplace, ability to handle finances, and likelihood of having an anti-social personality disorder. Dr. David W. Brook, professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, believes that problems related to ADHD persist into adulthood due to the difficult parent-child relationship that exists between an ADHD teen and his parents.


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