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Teens diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience the same core symptoms as younger children with the disorder, including: inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

Social Functioning

Many children with ADHD exhibit difficulties in peer relationships due to impulsivity, hyperactivity, and aggression. Research shows that children who have ADHD have fewer friends, are less likely to be accepted by their peers, and are more likely to experience social rejection during their teenage years.

Emotional Functioning

Many teens with ADHD experience other difficulties. Research shows high levels of comorbidity between ADHD and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and conduct disorder. One study found that adolescent females with ADHD have a 2.5 times higher risk of major depression than female adolescents without ADHD.

Teens with ADHD need extra emotional support from their parents and teachers. The behaviors that parents and teachers view as frustrating or annoying are the very behaviors that trigger anxiety and low self-esteem in teens with ADHD.

Academic Functioning

Academic problems are a key feature of ADHD, often triggering the teacher and/or parent to evaluate the student. ADHD is associated with poor grades, poor reading and math standardized tests scores, increased rates of grade retention, detention, and expulsion, and lower high school graduation rates.

The demands of middle and high school can place additional stress on students diagnosed with ADHD.

If left unchecked, these behaviors can intensify and result in symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders. Thus, there is a need to consult an expert of the field. Serene Retreat is one of the leading Addiction and Mental Health Treatment provider based in Malaysia with its branches locally and abroad. It is nourished with the best experts and practitioners of the field and can aid with the best possible ways to get the children out of the situation. For more information about our treatment programs you can reach us via Call/Whatsapp +60 14-687 2268 or visit our website www.sereneretreat.com.my.

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