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But Newark were raising concerns about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- -- And the long term impact for children diagnosed with it the study just published in the journal pediatrics finding that -- of the disorder could extend.
Into adulthood -- researchers say nearly 13 of the patients studied not only had eighty ST as adults that off so.
And increased rate of other psychiatric problems let's bring me chat -- Ron Stein guard so.
Run the question is why you why a child diagnosed at a young age with ADHD.
Continues to struggle with it not only all of their life but -- they have these additional problems like anxiety or depression you know.
I think two questions I think want the answer part of that is why not so.
If I were to talk to better reading disability would probably say to me that this is something that somebody has throughout their lifetime that they may.
Develop skills to manage and cope with this as they get older so it's less a liability as they grow up.
The -- true with ADHD and I think we've known that for a long time.
Why the -- for other problems I think that.
When you have difficulties like this.
It impacts both academic development and social development and put you -- -- risk pool.
For the development of behavioral problems.
Learning problems we've known for a long time these kids are at higher risk for things like the development of substance abuse.
And you -- this study that was done by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital room and the Mayo Clinic did not mention.
Prescription drugs and the children that they looked that they -- -- were diagnosed in 1976 through 1980 tail right so they could.
Hypothetically we don't know from this study.
He taking prescription drugs for a period of time what the side effects of those medications.
And some line and potentially.
-- anxiety -- depression.
Well I think if you take the minutes away they're for they're typically prescribed liability -- -- short term and long term are really pretty small okay.
If somebody has can come -- and accompanying problems with anxiety and depression.
You may need to think about other types of interventions.
Separate and distinct from the intervention to -- for ADHD.
I knew as the city also didn't mention different therapies yeah.
That you could -- you how effective have you found you know and nine nonprescription therapy for a child with ADHD and how well they sixteenth later on in their.
That this study supports some benefit but not.
Actually need to do more work in that very but I think.
Teaching kids skills about how to manage issues around organization or task completion or efficiency of work or scheduling.
Are things that are important because these are skills that children will carry forward with them.
Medications don't impart any skills to anybody they help to reduce the symptoms so that acquiring skills becomes -- Real quick you're only have a short time but again going back to that time period 1976 and -- -- -- Are we doing anything now with children diagnosed with HD HD HA.
That's dramatically different than what we would have done in the early eighties how much has changed since sent.
No I don't think from that time period I was practicing at the end of that time period hasn't changed.
Dramatically in either or approach the diagnosis or approach to treatment just saying some things to consider today Ron great to see you thank you yeah.
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