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According to a new study, children that have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will most likely suffer from other mental disorders as they get older.
According to Wbur.org, the new study was released in the journal Pediatrics.
Between ages 4 and 17, approximately 5.4 million children will be diagnosed with ADHD, and, sixty percent of children that acquire the disorder are more likely to have at least one other mental disorder when they reach adulthood, as stated in CBSNews.com.
Of the research findings, ten of the children involved in the study wound up arrested and behind bars for quite some time, seven died during the study as three of the seven committed suicide, and in total there were thirty seven deaths, five being from suicide.
“We suffer from the misconception that ADHD is just an annoying, childhood disorder that’s over treated,” said study author William Barbaresi in a written statement, “This couldn’t be further from the truth.”
This neurobehavioral condition is urged to be taken seriously and properly treated.