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Hyperactive girls struggle as adults

25th March 2008

Research has suggested that hyperactive young girls are more likely to have serious problems in adulthood.

A team from University College London with scientists in Canada studied more than 800 girls up to the age of 21 and found hyperactivity was linked to poor job prospects, abusive relationships and teenage pregnancy. Writing in the Archives of General Psychiatry, the researchers say that young girls with high levels of hyperactivity should be targeted early in life to help them achieve better at school.


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Article Information

Title: Hyperactive girls struggle as adults
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 6078
Date Added: 25th Mar 2008


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