Youngest children in class with ADHD as likely to keep diagnosis in adulthood as older pupils, find scientists

 ADHD in the News 2023-11-02

Summary: Youngest children in their class with ADHD are just as likely to keep the diagnosis when enter adulthood as older pupils in their year group. In the past, scientists have questioned the validity of ADHD in younger pupils, arguing they are only diagnosed because they are less mature than their peers. But this study shows that these children are no more likely to lose ADHD diagnosis over time than those born towards the start of the school year.