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Can you outgrow attention deficit disorder?

A young boy stepping in paint and making a mess.

Many parents hope this can be outgrown!

Parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder will tell you that their hyperactive children can be a handful.    The questions on all of their minds is this: can a kid outgrow their ADHD?  A study by Margaret H. Sibley of the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University in Miami has more information in an article on the GoodTherapy.org website.

Can Attention Deficit Disorder be outgrown?

The idea that symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) decrease as a child enters adolescence is highly arguable. Some experts believe that as children age, they outgrow many of the behaviors that resulted in a clinical diagnosis of ADHD. Impulsivity, inattention, and physical hyperactivity may decrease in some children with ADHD as they learn behavior modification. Maturity may be the reason many of these children outgrow their challenging conduct.

For the full article please go here.

It is an interesting study.  Many parents are hoping they will find good news about attention deficit disorder and children being able to outgrow their hyperactivity.   For more information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder please check out our page.



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