There's new research on the long-lasting effects of ADHD: that's in Monday's Healthier Me.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common developmental disorder, affecting about 7% of all children, and a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics finds that many children -- roughly 1/3 of those diagnosed -- have to cope with ADHD for a lifetime.
The new study also found that 57% of children with ADHD expressed one or more psychiatric disorder as adults -- including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression -- and were slightly more likely to be incarcerated and/ or commit suicide or as adults.
People with ADHD have difficulty organizing and meeting deadlines and can struggle academically.
Dr. Mary Solanto, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York: "Those things will take a toll on a child's self-esteem... and their motivation. These are the kinds of things that can carry forward into adulthood."