|Adult ADHD Home||Succeed at Work||ADHD Self Test|
|Love & Friendships||Manage Time & Money||ADHD Adult Blogs|
|The Organized Life||Stress, Sleep, Health||Adult Support Groups|
|Apps & Gadgets||Inspirational Stories||Expert Answers|
|ADHD Parenting Home||Schedules & Time||Sample Routines|
|Discipline & Behavior||Teens & Young Adults||Parent Support Group|
|ADHD Parenting Skills||Nutrition & Diet||Parenting Blogs|
|Friendships & Social Skills||Sports & Hobbies||Summer & Camps|
|ADHD Treatment Home||ADHD Medications||Medication Reviews||Adderall|
|Treating Your Child||Nutrition & Diet||Fish Oil Printable||Daytrana|
|Expert Q&As||Non-Medical Treatment||Find Professionals||Strattera|
|Behavior Therapy||Brain Training||Quillivant XR||Vyvanse|
|ADHD/LD School Home||High School & College||Accommodations|
|IEPs & 504s||ADHD Study Skills||ADHD School Guide|
|Working with School||School Organization Help||College Survival Guide|
|Social Skills at School||For Teachers Only||Is it LD? A Self Test|
|ADHD Diagnosis Home||ADHD & Women||Is it ADHD? Self Tests|
|Getting a Diagnosis||Is it a Related Condition?||Medical Q&As|
|ADHD Symptoms||Post Diagnosis Next Steps||Myths & Realities|
|Is it Learning Disabilities?||ADHD Treatment||ADHD Support Groups|
|Tools and Checklists|
|ADHD Topics A-Z|
|Share Your Story|
|Give a Gift|
|Buy Back Issues|
New Take on AD/HD in Adolescents
Many children with AD/HD do not outgrow the disorder, and require continued treatment as adults.
Monday August 1st - 1:00pm
Doctors must wake up to the fact that most children with AD/HD do not outgrow the disorder once they hit puberty. So suggests a landmark review article on AD/HD that appears in the June 6, 2005, issue of Pediatrics. "In most cases," the authors write, "AD/HD does not resolve once children enter puberty. For the majority of children diagnosed with AD/HD, as many as 65 percent, the diagnosis persists into adolescence."
Traditionally, pediatricians have been extremely reluctant to treat AD/HD in teens. In part, this is because AD/HD treatment guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics did not address the issue of AD/HD in adolescents and young adults.
The Pediatrics study is titled "AD/HD Among Adolescents: A Review of the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Clinical Implications." It's extremely thorough - worth reading if your teenager or an adult you know has AD/HD. And be sure to mention it the next time a doctor tells you that kids outgrow AD/HD.
Read an abstract or purchase the study at pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/vol115/issue6.