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Prognosis of Residual ADHD

Prognosis of Residual ADHD: The proportion of children meeting the diagnostic criteria for ADHD dropped by about 50% over three years after the diagnosis. This occurred regardless of the treatments used. It persists into adulthood in about 30-50% of cases. Those affected are likely to develop coping mechanisms as they mature thus compensating for their previous ADHD. Children diagnosed with ADHD have significant difficulties in adolescence, regardless of treatment. ...see also Overview of Residual ADHD

Onset of Residual ADHD: It affects about 3 to 5% of children globally with symptoms starting before seven years of age.


Complications of Residual ADHD may include:

  • The long term effects of stimulants prescribed for ADHD such as drug addiction, withdrawal reactions, psychosis and depression and effects in pregnancy has received very little research and thus the long term effects are largely unknown
  • more complications...»

See also complications of Residual ADHD.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Residual ADHD usually refers to the likely outcome of Residual ADHD. The prognosis of Residual ADHD may include the duration of Residual ADHD, chances of complications of Residual ADHD, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Residual ADHD, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Residual ADHD. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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