Do You Grow Out of ADHD?

For a long time the model of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been that it’s a neurodevelopmental disorder that starts in childhood. The expected course of ADHD has been that that about 50% of people with childhood ADHD, continue to have symptoms into adulthood. But a study from earlier this year found that only 10% of children completely grow out of ADHD. In this video I talk about the expected course of ADHD from childhood into adulthood.

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References
Sibley MH, Arnold LE, Swanson JM, et al. Variable Patterns of Remission From ADHD in the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD. Am J Psychiatry. 2022;179(2): 142-151.

Moffitt TE, Houts R, Asherson P, et al. Is Adult ADHD a Childhood-Onset Neurodevelopmental Disorder? Evidence From a Four-Decade Longitudinal Cohort Study. Am J Psychiatry. 2015;172(10): 967-977.

Craig B.H. Surman, Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer, Dayna Yorks, Carolyn A. Miller, Carter R. Petty, and Stephen V. Faraone. Deficient Emotional Self-Regulation and Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Family Risk Analysis American Journal of Psychiatry 2011 168:6, 617-623

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