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A Telethon Kids Institute study found children with ADHD have significantly worse school outcomes than children without the disorder. Both boys and girls were less likely to reach the minimum benchmark scores for numeracy, reading, spelling and writing. The gap tends to increase as the students get older, indicating that children with ADHD need more educational support.

Another study revealed that children and youth treated for ADHD were more likely to come into contact with the juvenile justice system. They were more than twice as likely to receive a Community Correction Order and three times more likely to be in detention.