Quick Answer: Does ADHD Get Worse With Puberty?

Medication Changes

The good news is that about half of kids with ADHD improve significantly after puberty.

Many no longer need medication.

The rest will probably need medication through adolescence and possibly into adulthood.

On balance, most boys with ADHD pass through adolescence with no more difficulty than others.

Does ADHD get worse in teenage years?

Because of problems with distractibility and poor concentration, many teens with ADHD have problems in school. Grades may fall, especially if the teen is not getting ADHD treatment. It’s not uncommon for teens with ADHD to forget assignments, lose textbooks, and become bored with their daily class work.

Does ADHD get worse with age?

Studies have shown that cases where there is no evidence of ADHD until early adulthood can be just as serious and impairing as those apparent at a much younger age. Sometimes these problems are corrected as the person gets older and completes school, but sometimes they continue or get worse in adulthood.

Does ADHD medication delay puberty?

ADHD Meds Delay Puberty in Boys, Study Suggests. A medication taken by millions of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may delay puberty, at least temporarily, according to a new study in animals.

Can puberty cause ADHD?

The hormonal changes can cause an escalation of symptoms. Fluctuating hormone levels can lead to mood swings, impulsiveness, and trouble concentrating for growing teens. Unfortunately, for teens with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the transitions of puberty can be further complicated by ADHD itself.