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How long does it take to outgrow adhd?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Varies
Prospective studies (research done over long periods following the same patients) show about 65% of children with add persist into adulthood.
This number drops to 35% if the child is treated with stimulant medication. So to increase your chances of "outgrowing" adhd, treat early in childhood.

In brief: Varies
Prospective studies (research done over long periods following the same patients) show about 65% of children with add persist into adulthood.
This number drops to 35% if the child is treated with stimulant medication. So to increase your chances of "outgrowing" adhd, treat early in childhood.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Variable
About 50% of people with childhood ADHD will out grow their symptoms by the end of high school.
For others, it will be a life long issue.

In brief: Variable
About 50% of people with childhood ADHD will out grow their symptoms by the end of high school.
For others, it will be a life long issue.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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In brief: Not everyone...
...Outgrows it. Some adults and even seniors have it, too.

In brief: Not everyone...
...Outgrows it. Some adults and even seniors have it, too.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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