High-Risk Behaviors for Kids with ADHD: Is This Normal?

My 18-year-old son has already had a couple of run-ins with the law, and his reckless driving has led to a few car crashes. Is this high-risk behavior normal for someone with ADHD?
The Experts | posted by Sandra Rief, M.A.
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These behaviors are fairly common. ADHD is associated with a number of risk factors. Compared to their peers of the same age, kids with ADHD whose condition is untreated experience more: 1) accidents, hospitalizations, and significantly higher medical costs; 2) school failure and dropout; 3) delinquency and altercations with the law; 4) engagement in antisocial activities; 5) teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; 6) social and emotional troubles.

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