by Eve Kessler, Esq. based on a presentation by Alan Wachtel, MD
for Smart Kids with LD
When left untreated ADHD is among the most debilitating disorders to live with. The risks of not treating ADHD include academic, social, and emotional problems in childhood. The problems may follow a person into adulthood impacting job performance, marital and family relationships, mental health, and automobile safety. Children with ADHD who are not treated are more likely to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol.