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What happens if my child is not treated for ADHD?

Failing to recognize and treat ADHD in childhood may impact a child’s overall health andpsychological well-being into adulthood. Individuals with untreated ADHD have an elevated lifetime risk of school failure, depression, behavioral disorders, work and relationship problems, and substance abuse.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

When kids start going on TV binges or devouring fistfuls of cookies, it's easy to say, "They'll grow out of it." More likely, they're acquiring bad habits that could lead to childhood obesity and...

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