Kids with ADHD have dimmer prospects: study

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BlancaP wrote:

“But in the comparison group, the average salary was about $175,000, compared to $93,000 in the troubled children.”

And how were the people in this study selected? Hardly seems representative of the population.

Oct 15, 2012 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
B17 wrote:

Gosh I wonder how much time and taxpayer money went into this study?!
Never would have guessed the outcome in a million years!

Oct 15, 2012 5:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MassResident wrote:

Statistics like this should not be taken seriously. It simply isn’t possible to sort out cause and effect using statistics.

Oct 15, 2012 7:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
readcarefully wrote:

Since I figure that most studies are poorly intepreted by the media, I rarely bother to commen on these but this one is so poorly done I will go ahead. First, the old DSM category of hyperactivity is far from the current dx and nobody is well served by pretending otherwise. Not distinguishing the hyperactivity.impulsivity from attentional issues is a major flow. The salary reports are so absurd that there is something seriously wrong with the selection of participants. Dr. Klein, if you did not blink an eye at the average take home pay, you are doing better than the rest of your behavioral science colleagues. The sample size is too small and I bet that the salaries were skewed by some odd outliers. And, of course half the problem may be in Reuters misinterpretation of the study.

Oct 15, 2012 8:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

MassResident – “Statistics like this should not be taken seriously. It simply isn’t possible to sort out cause and effect using statistics.”

Would you care to explain?

Oct 15, 2012 10:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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