ADHD Study Suggests Long-Time Links to Crime, and We Offer Help

A study recently published in the New England Journal of medicine suggests a link between crime and older teenagers with attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Past studies have suggested a link between crime and the impulsiveness problems in teenagers ADHD, ADD and other executive functioning disorders. The study suggests that treatment of ADHD and ADD with stimulants can help counteract these problems and reduce the likelihood of teenagers with ADD and ADHD committing crimes.

Dr. Imran Akram offers psychiatric medication management services to treat ADHD and ADD, and his experienced in treating individuals with AD/HD and co-morbid illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and substance abuse. Goose Creek coaches Jayson Blair and Valerie Tunks also help clients with AD/HD through AD/HD coaching designed to help teenagers with impulsiveness, prioritizing, organization, time management and other executive functions.

For more information about psychiatry and AD/HD coaching services in Goose Creek Coaching's Centreville and McLean offices you can contact us at (703) 574-6271, Ext. 700.

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Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found.
It also showed in dramatic fashion how much more prone people with ADHD are to break the law - four to seven times more likely than others.
The findings suggest that Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs that curb hyperactivity and boost attention remain important beyond the school-age years and that wider use of these medications in older patients might help curb crime.
"There definitely is a perception that it's a disease of childhood and you outgrow your need for medicines," said Dr. William Cooper, a pediatrics and preventive medicine professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. "We're beginning to understand that ADHD is a condition for many people that really lasts throughout their life."


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