Research published in this months edition of CMAJ suggests the youngest cohorts in a classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD that their slightly older counterparts. Researchers consider the diagnosis could well be inaccurate for most. The research also considers the significant social and health ramifications of an inappropriate diagnosis of ADHD.
Teens with ADHD and those who smoke are at greater risk of dropping out of high school, a new report from UC Davis School of Medicine has discovered. It is reported that 32.3 percent of students with ADHD drop out of high school while 15 percent of teens with no reported psychiatric disorders leave school prior to graduation.