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Living With ADD/ADHD

How does a teen's ADHD affect the family at home?

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  • ADouglas Severance, MD, Family Medicine, answered
    The teen years are challenging for families, and when the teen also has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the challenges are even greater. Teens with ADHD need more supervision than their peers, but at the same time, they are eager for independence. This can cause extra difficulties and conflict with parents over schoolwork and responsibilities at home.

    Teens with ADHD may also have additional disorders that cause disruptive behavior, depression, and other symptoms that can lead to family conflict and negativity.
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