Does ADHD in Children Lead to Adult Mental Health Problems?

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).  and