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Psyc 250 Okeke 19 November 2007 Future Study: Girls with ADHD and the Risks of Other Disorders 1. Introduction: Children with ADHD are at significantly higher risk for substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders, depression, and disruptive behavior. 1 Many of these, however, are misattributed to ADHD when they are actually the result of comorbid disorders. 2 A large problem is that children in the previous studies about ADHD were overwhelmingly male. This study would increase the data gathered on girls with ADHD and gather more accurate results about the increased risks of other disorders that girls with ADHD face. 2. Methods: This is a large-scale study encompassing female youth from all parts and income levels in the United States. With unlimited funds, over 5,000 people were hired for the study research team. Many members of the team were psychiatrists whose job was to separate 10,000 possible subjects with ADHD symptoms from subjects whose symptoms are similar to ADHD, but misdiagnosed. 3 Only the girls with ADHD and no other disorders were allowed into this study. These psychiatrists also talked to the potential subjects in the control group and their
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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UPLOAD19 - Psyc 250 Okeke 19 November 2007 Future Study:...

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