What Happens When ADD Goes Untreated?

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A lot of people get worried about the side effects of treatment, of medication or supplements, but you always have to ask yourself the question, What are the side effects for not being treated? Left untreated, ADD can be a disaster in someone's life. 33% of kids with ADD never finish high school, three times the national average.

52% of untreated adolescents and adults with ADD have had trouble with drugs, or alcohol. Hyperactive aggressive boys, according to one study, nearly 50% of them were incarcerated by the age of 16. ADD untreated is associated with a higher incidence of divorce and incarceration, job failure, financial problems, it increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease threefold.

It is very important to know if you have it, which type, and to get it treated effectively.