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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 28, 2010

Teenagers diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at more risk of dropping out of school or having a delayed high school graduation than students with other mental disorders.

The new study determines teens with ADHD — the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the United States — have a higher attrition or a delayed graduation than students with other mental health disorders that often are considered more serious.

Researchers at the University of California at Davis School of Medicine found that nearly one third of students with ADHD, twice the proportion as students with no psychiatric disorder, either drop out or delay high school graduation.

The study also examined the effects of substance use and abuse on high school graduation and found that among students who engage in substance use, including alcohol and other drugs, teens who smoke cigarettes are at greatest risk of dropping out.

There are three types of ADHD: the hyperactive type, the inattentive type and the combined type. Symptoms include not being able to pay attention, daydreaming, being easily distracted and being in constant motion or unable to remain seated.

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/07/28/teen-adhd-linked-to-delayed-high-school-graduation/16108.html

 



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