University Study Finds Girls With ADHD Continue to Have Problems Later in Life

A study by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley has found that girls who suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children are more likely than girls who did not have ADHD to have emotional problems as young adults. The study, which tracked girls ages 6 through 12 who had ADHD, found that when they reached young adulthood they had greater rates of self-injury and suicide attempts.

Stephan Hinshaw, professor of psychology at Berkeley and one of the authors of the study, stated, “Girls with ADHD continue to have problems with academic achievement and relationships, and need special services as they enter early adulthood. The long-term consequences of ADHD females are profound.”

The study was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

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