Hyperactive boys and their brothers. A 25-year follow-up study.

  title={Hyperactive boys and their brothers. A 25-year follow-up study.},
  author={B L Borland and Heather Heckman},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={33 6},
Twenty men, who had conformed to diagnostic criteria for the hyperactive child syndrome 20 to 25 years ago, and their brothers were interviewed. A large majority of men who were hyperactive had completed high school, and each was steadily employed and self-supporting. Half of the men who were hyperactive continued to show a number of symptoms of hyperactivity. Nearly half had problems of a psychiatric nature and despite normal intelligence quota scores and levels of education, these men had not… 

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