Complications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


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About complications: Complications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and complications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder includes:

Complications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Children with ADHD can have difficulties at home, at school, and in relationships with friends and other children their age. ADHD has also been shown to have long-term adverse effects on school performance, career or job success, and social-emotional development. Because children with ADHD are not able to sit still and pay attention in school, they may have disciplinary problems, and they can be viewed as troublemakers by teachers and other students. They experience peer rejection and show a broad range of disruptive behaviors. Their academic and social problems can have far-reaching and long-term effects. These children have higher injury rates. As they grow older, children with untreated ADHD, in combination with conduct disorders, are at risk for drug abuse, antisocial behavior, and injuries of all sorts. Up to 70% of children diagnosed with ADHD will continue to have symptoms into adulthood. 1

Complications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): NWHIC

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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