ADHD & the brain: Does ADHD treatment improve long-term academic, social and behavioral outcomes? | SharpBrains

The core symp­toms of ADHD fre­quently cause sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment in aca­d­e­mic, social and behav­ioral func­tion­ing that adversely impact indi­vid­u­als’ qual­ity of life. These symp­toms often per­sist into adult­hood, poten­tially com­pro­mis­ing an individual’s func­tion­ing over many years. Under­stand­ing how ADHD impacts long-term func­tion­ing, and whether adverse long-term affects are dimin­ished with treat­ment, is thus extremely impor­tant. How­ever, despite ample evi­dence that treat­ments such as med­ica­tion and behav­ior ther­apy yield sub­stan­tial short-term ben­e­fits for most indi­vid­u­als, the impact of treat­ment on longer-term out­comes remains less well-established. This is an impor­tant gap in the research literature.

Source: sharpbrains.com

I know medical management of ADHD is a controversial issue, but one I feel strongly about, having suffered badly from the disorder as a child (God bless my dear mother), and I, on the farther end of middle age, continue to take Adderal with great results.

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