The myth - the truth on ADD/ADHD

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When will my child outgrow his ADD?

The myth - the truth on ADD/ADHD

It is a commonly held opinion that kids with ADD will outgrow it, as soon as they become adults. In fact, at one time, many health professionals believed that this was the case. In recent years, however, studies have shown that ADD is a lifelong condition. As kids with ADD grow and mature, their symptoms may seem to diminish. What has happened is that over the years they have learned coping skills, ways to capitalize on their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Adults with ADD still struggle, but they may find that their symptoms change as they get older.

   

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