Study: Girls with ADHD have high mental illness risk while still young

05/25/2005 | USA Today

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a much greater risk for mental illness by age 17, according to a new study. In comparing 140 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 with ADHD with 122 without the disorder, researchers found by age 17, the ADHD group were far more likely to have depression, anxiety and conduct disorders.

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