A new study finds that ADHD often follows children into adulthood with other mental health disorders. This new study is worth a second look. To me an early accurate diagnosis is extremely important. ADHD is sometimes a catchall diagnosis for children when they are inattentive, impulsive or acting out. The causes could be attributed to other issues such as anxiety, depression or family stressors. A dual diagnosis, such as ADHD and anxiety can also exist. An early and complete diagnosis and a treatment plan is necessary. It may eliminate complications or a continuation of symptoms into adulthood.
“ADHD Follows Into Adulthood.” Wall Street Journal (March 4, 2013).