Do these athletes have undiagnosed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? Did they have it as a child and it was thought they outgrew it?
As adults, their tolerance for frustration, aggression, emotional instability and social deficits leads to relationship and legal problems.
Repetitive concussions can result in "acquired ADHD".
If Johnny is athletic and has ADHD, don’t overlook it and focus only on his natural talents. Don’t make excuses for his disruptive behavior. It will catch up to him.
Medical management, social and educational interventions can help him make the most of his natural gifts.
He won’t be a child forever and once out in the super competitive world of sports, he’ll need strong coping skills.
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