Thursday, February 25, 2010

Boys, girls and ADHD

Little is known about the effects of gender, on ADHD over time and on the links between ADHD and other mental-health problems. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the State University of New York studied 471 children with ADHD in a long-term study and found that both sexes showed a similar decline in ADHD symptoms as the children got older. However, girls were more likely to 'carry over' mental-health problems from childhood to adolescence, even allowing for the influence of adolescent ADHD.

Monuteaux, Michael C. ... [et al] - The influence of sex on the course and psychiatric correlates of ADHD from childhood to adolescence: a longitudinal study Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry March 2010, 51(3), 233-241

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