Children With AD/HD More Likely To Have Family Problems

HealthDay (5/7, Dotinga) reports that according to research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting, “children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [AD/HD] may be more likely to be part of families that are affected by poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence and substance abuse.” After analyzing “the answers of parents of 65,680 children aged 6-17 who responded to a 2011 survey,” researchers found that “about 12 percent of the kids had been diagnosed with AD/HD, and their parents reported higher rates of various problems than the parents of kids without AD/HD did.”

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— “Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles,” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, May 6, 2014.

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