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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Prognosis

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Prognosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

There really is no cure for ADHD. Most children with this condition continue with its symptoms into adulthood. 80% of the children who require medication for ADHD will need them as teenagers. Over 50% need medication as adults.

If left untreated, ADHD can gravely interfere with the social and educational performance of an individual and may impair the individual's self-esteem. They may be looked down on as trouble makers or slow learners at school and invariably be treated as out casts. Most of them have failed relationships with colleagues or peers. They may have strained relationship with parents and siblings too.

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25% of ADHD children with conduct disorder problem develop antisocial personality disorder and become victims of substance abuse, criminal behavior. Being prone to depression and anxiety, they have suicidal tendencies too.

It is therefore imperative that these individuals get medical attention as early as possible. The recommended therapies and medications will help affected individuals to come to terms with their condition and help to cope with their situation, in the long run. Many with ADHD are naturally talented and will go on to become successful artists, businessmen, public speakers, inventors or sportsmen. They excel in occupations that require a high level of energy, provides independence and allows freedom of expression. Some individuals, however, require a quieter scenario.

Timely diagnosis, appropriate medications and supportive therapies along with a empathetic enviornment will help individuals with ADHD lead fulfilling lives.

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yisel1

hello, i am a single mother of 3 ADHD children two boys 6-7 and a 5year old girl, they are my life my world, but sometime's it is very hard to take care of 3 ADHD children with such special needs, does anyone know of what type of activities i should be doing with my children to keep them from being distructive and keep them occupied?

Father08

Does anyone know of a teacher who can come home for tutoring 7,5yrs old boy with ADD help him with studies Please !

Father08

My son is 7.5yrs and last year he was diagnosed with ADD he has been undergoing remedial therapy ever since. There is some difference in him but his grades are falling as he is currently in mainstream Icse school with typical pressures. he is a bright boy very clam , just has difficulty with attention I want to know if he need a special school? as he is not able to cope with the studies in class, Please HELP?

sudhir4141

Through this usefull site i want to know school for my nephew IN JAIPUR who is suffering with ADHD. No private or govt. school is ready to admit him,due to his impusive/ sometime destructive nature.

attention_deficit

I think meditation is one of the better treatment process for adult adhd/add.As add is a mind and brain related problem, so meditation can largely contribute in it.
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This site has many article about adhd http://www.electrifly.net

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