ADHD In Adolescence

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ADHD In Adolescence

The developmental tasks of adolescents include: discovering their identity, moving toward independence, emerging sexuality, peer pressure, driving, making decisions about college and career training, military service, marriage, increased responsibility for academic work and organization, and exposure to drugs and alcohol. As a result, adolescents' face a different kind of challenge than children or adults diagnosed with ADHD. Treatment, education, encouragement, and support will play a vital part in securing the adolescent's cooperation in complying with a treatment plan.

   

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