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What is the prognosis for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The condition cannot be cured, but, with proper treatment, most children have good outcomes during childhood and as adults.

Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrics
The prognosis for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) depends on the person. People with ADHD can lead extremely productive lives if they treat their condition appropriately. Sometimes this treatment is therapy, sometimes medication. Talk to your doctor about which symptoms of ADHD are most bothersome to you, so you get the right treatment for you.

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