Example sentences for: adulthood

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  • In children, the rate of occurrence has customarily been given as 3 to 5%, but recent studies show the condition is present in 15% or more of school age populations [ 11 12 ] . Persistence of ADHD into adulthood has been shown to occur in 30 to 50% (or more) of childhood cases [ 13 ] , depending on the criteria used [ 14 ] . It is clear that adults with a history of ADHD in childhood have greater difficulty functioning compared to their non-ADHD peers [ 15 ] . One example is the higher rate of substance use disorders in ADHD adults compared to the general population [ 16 ] , such use often viewed as a kind of "self-medication" of unpleasant emotions [ 16 ] . In obesity, similar patterns of eating (seeking immediate gratification, using food to reduce dysphoria) have been observed [ 17 ] , though not previously linked to ADHD.

  • The risk factors for adult disease that are associated with obesity in children and adolescents persist into adulthood or increase in prevalence if weight gain occurs.

  • Nerds may or may not carry their adolescent obsession into adulthood, but the scars of their obsession remain palpable.

  • The Walkman, the cell phone, the water bottle are efforts to regain the warmth and comfort of infancy and find relief from the loneliness of adulthood.

  • As recovery is considerably more frequent in girls than in boys, the male-to-female ratio increases during childhood and adolescence to reach three or four males to every one female in adulthood.


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