ADHD Treatments Ineffective In Young Children

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is now being diagnosed in children younger than ever before. Many American youths are now diagnosed with ADHD before even starting kindergarten. Unfortunately, despite the early detection and intervention, these same kids are still suffering from symptoms years later.

A study published in the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that 90-percent of participants continued to experience serious, occasionally severe, symptoms of ADHD up to 6-years after diagnosis and well after starting treatment.

ADHD is being treated in more than 7-percent of U.S. children and the neurobehavioral condition can not only inhibit academic performance and personal relationships, it can also bring a higher risk of physical injury. The results of this study, which is the largest long-term analysis to date of preschoolers with ADHD suggests that current treatment plans are ineffective and broad, sweeping changes may be needed.

Find out more in the article at Health Canal.

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