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ADHD Might be Temporary in Some

A team from the National Institute of Mental Health recently published the results of a study in which they found that the brains of some children with ADHD develop more slowly but eventually catch up with those of other children. The study seems to indicate that, while not true for everyone, some children will "outgrow" their ADHD.
"'Finding a normal pattern of& maturation, albeit delayed, in children with ADHD should be reassuring to families and could help to explain why many youth eventually seem to grow out of the disorder,' Philip Shaw of the National Institute of Mental Health, who led this most detailed study of the problem to date, said in a statement."
To this point, the debate among researchers focused on whether the brain of an ADHD child deviates from normal development or is simply delayed. This most recently study points strongly toward there being a delay in development, which may - over time - affect the way ADHD is treated and managed.

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Labels: development, maturity, growth

Posted By: Aspen Education Group