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Childhood ADHD diagnosis does not always precede adult ADHD

June 21, 2016

Recent findings showed a significant proportion of individuals with late-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder did not meet criteria in childhood, suggesting that a lack of a childhood diagnosis of should not preclude late-onset diagnosis in adulthood.

“To date, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been conceptualized as a continuation of childhood ADHD. However, recent findings have suggested that, for some individuals, ADHD may not arise until adolescence or adulthood and may be associated with different risk factors and outcomes than childhood ADHD,” Jessica C. Agnew-Blais, ScD, of King’s College London, and colleagues wrote.

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