ADHD Affects Graduation Rates

July 29, 2010 Updated Jul 29, 2010 at 8:33 PM EDT

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July 29, 2010 Updated Jul 29, 2010 at 8:33 PM EDT

A new study shows teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a tougher time getting their high school degree.
Researchers at the University of California at Davis say nearly one-third of students with ADHD either drop out of high school or delay graduation.
There are three types of ADHD: the hyperactive type, the inattentive type, and then a combination of the two.
More than 32 percent of students with the combined type of ADHD failed to graduate high school on time, while only about 15 percent of unaffected teens dropped out.

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