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Arch Dis Child. 2005 February; 90(Suppl 1): i2–i7.
PMCID: PMC1765272

The effect of ADHD on the life of an individual, their family, and community from preschool to adult life

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Figure 1
 Stages of ADHD. Adapted from Kewley G (1999).6
Figure 2
 Emotional and family functioning in children with ADHD compared with controls.13 *Higher scores indicative of greater functioning. CHQ, Child Health Questionnaire.13
Figure 3
 Antisocial behaviour in adolescents with ADHD.26 Data primarily represents outcomes in those with conduct disorder as teenagers.
Figure 4
 Impact of ADHD in adolescence. Data from Barkley RA;26 (A) Impact at school; (B) impact on health, social, and psychiatric wellbeing.
Figure 5
 Driving-related offences in young adults with ADHD and controls. NS, not significant. Data from Barkley RA et al.29
Figure 6
 ADHD and comorbidity in Swedish school age children.37 MR, mental retardation; RWD, reading/writing disorder; DC, developmental coordination; ODD, oppositional defiant disorder.

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