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May 1971

Studies on the Hyperactive ChildVIII. Five-Year Follow-up

Author Affiliations

Montreal; Chicago; Montreal
From McGill University, Montreal (Drs. Weiss, Minde, and Douglas); University of Illinois, Urbana, (Dr. Werry); and Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal (E. Nemeth). Dr. Werry is now at the University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1971;24(5):409-414. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1971.01750110021004

Sixty-four severely handicapped hyperactive children, most of whom had associated handicaps of the minimal brain dysfunction syndrome, were restudied behaviorally, scholastically, and neurologically five years later at adolescence. While the hyperactivity had diminished, other handicaps, notably social and intrapsychic difficulties, attentional, and learning disorders, persisted.